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Find Related

by kwaping (Priest)
on Sep 08, 2005 at 17:35 UTC ( #490279=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Something that might aid research is a "Find Related" link somewhere in the root node of a thread. That link would query (Super? Regular?) Search with the significant words from the current node's title. (Insigificant words being "and", "the", "a", etc.)

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Re: Find Related
by eibwen (Friar) on Sep 08, 2005 at 19:24 UTC

    This would have the potential to be beneficial -- if node titles accurately reflected the content. Sure if you find a node with a title appropriate to your aims, it may help; however it wouldn't help if you found an inappropriately titled node. Consideration aside, many nodes retain titles which aren't apt (in whole or part), particularly the earlier nodes. Moreover, once you've found an aptly titled node, chances are the content is going to be fairly decent.

    A decent idea, but I don't see this being particuarly effective unless the search was based on the content (rather than node title), which would severely complicate the implementation.

    After all, the alternative is fairly simple. Just figure out what you're looking for and Super Search for it. I'm afraid "Find Related" won't help if you don't know what you're looking for...

Re: Find Related
by castaway (Parson) on Sep 09, 2005 at 07:16 UTC
    As just mentioned, using just the title won't be quite so effective (though maybe some) - Anyway, Super Search on "tagging" reminds me of this thread: Categorizing while approving, in which I suggested using the Keyword Nodelet (see Nodelet Settings), to add appropriate Tags of your own, then all we need is a way to list/search on items with the same tags..

    C.

Re: Find Related
by artist (Parson) on Sep 09, 2005 at 05:28 UTC
    If there is a metadata describing the content accurately, find related would be helpful.
    --Artist
      I wonder if Lingua::EN::Keywords would be helpful in automating this? It's not very sophitisticated, but it has the strong advantage of being already written. :)

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