Ability to use tag synonyms
Often I find myself adding tags several times but each time in a different language. Ex. I add an English tag and also the same tag but then in Dutch. As a result links get cluttered with lots of tags. Wouldn't it be an idea to have the possibility to add synonyms (translations) to 1 tag so that adding 1 of them immediately makes the link searchable via the related synonyms too?
Just a wild idea that popped up :-)
I like your idea and expanded a bit on it. Feel free to have a look! http://feedback.diigo.com/forums/76211-ideas/suggestions/3199391-build-and-manage-tag-tree-hierarchy-with-support-f
Xiaoyu Tang commented
indeed. It's a good idea. Diigo already has a Related Tags feature. I think it just need something like a "search result with related tags". how does that sound?
Simon Unknown commented
It is really good idea. Add synonims and also merge currently created tags. Sometimes I have few tags simmilar (ex. C# and csharp) it would be nice to merge those 2 as one and set one as primary. Everytime I add something with csharp Diigo should replace it with C#. It would be very useful.
Rico Robles commented
It would be more effective if maybe you have of the same tags and the same synonyms so that it would be more easier and fast to add tags...
Boris Bockelmann commented
Thanks for your idea, i was to write nearly the same. My hope is, that the number of suggestioned tags will be reduced according to this feature ... and the search engines will again gain from our human efforts ;-)
Rico Robles commented
Practicing any kind of languages, but the most important is English.
Tyme 2.0 commented
having a quick " substitute / replace with" function could be nice, because no need to edit the tag : click tag1 , click "replace with" button , click tag2..
Graham Perrin commented
+2 or more
but I can neither vote for, nor follow this topic.
With apologies for a long post:
First, a little history. Back in April 2009 I wrote, but not to the Diigo users' group:
---- begin quote ----
I like the way that freshmeat.net visualises tags, and allows users to include and exclude tags in a single query. Ignoring for a moment the fact that it's a software-oriented site:
http://handhelds.freshmeat.net/tags/iphone?with=2751&without=4759 presents items that
* are tagged 'iPhone'
* are tagged 'GPL'
* are _not_ tagged 'Blackberry'
Focusing on the URL: it seems that each tag has a numeric synonym, which probably eases construction of the associated URL, but **the user need not know the synonym** — they simply select tags from the *Show* and *Hide* sides of the tag portlet.
Side note: I very much like the restrained but meaningful use of colours at freshmeat.net
---- end quote ----
Since that time Diigo has:
* experimented with an alternative UI for addition/subtractions of tags
* partially reverted to a UI for tags that resembles the one used for Diigo 3.x
* greatly improved the ways in which tag-oriented queries can be used within groups
— and freshmeat seems to have adopted a UI for tags that's more like the UI of Diigo :-)
'Mash: bringing Common Tag format to Diigo:
Faviki bookmarklet before all else'
More recently I use Services + Dictionary in Mac OS X to find **Common Tags in Wikipedia** — mash with the OS is more streamlined than mash with Faviki.
— I favour Common Tag format, YMMV
— and because everyone's mileages may vary, I'm interested in what might be done with tag synonyms :)