suggested feature: my OWN "related tags"

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suggested feature: my OWN "related tags"

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1rsterling
Feb 28, 2008, 6:19pm

One thing that would be really cool would be a list of "related tags" just for my library - something like the related tags list for the whole of LT that comes up on the tag page, but restricted to my books. As one example, Del.icio.us has something like this, where when you click on a tag in your tag cloud, and it also pulls up a list of related tags you've used alongside that one. I think it could be useful for organizing and providing some structure to my tag use.
I know, I know: as if you didn't already have enough to do... :) And it's probably too complicated to implement, or it would use too many system resources. But since I didn't see this suggestion after searching the group posts, I just thought I'd throw it out there.

2jjmcgaffey
Feb 28, 2008, 11:42pm

There have been discussions of tag bundling/grouping, or conversely hierarchical tags (which sound more interesting to me!). Neither one has been implemented, but Tim et al are aware that there's interest. There's also tagmashes - that's not just your tags, though, but the whole site's worth.

http://www.librarything.com/tag/alcohol,history

You can get it by entering two or more tags, separated by comma, into the Tag box on the Search tab.

3rsterling
Feb 29, 2008, 12:39am

Thanks for the tip on tag bundling/grouping discussions - I'll go try to find them. I'm familiar with tag mashes, and even search my library with them. What I'm interested in is not so much a new way of organizing or grouping tags within the database - although that could be useful for other reasons - , but more a way of displaying the relationships between them based on information that's already in LT and our catalogs - in the same way that information on related tags is displayed for the site as a whole. That would also allow me to see relationships a tag has with multiple tags, in a way that I don't think I can do with tag mashes alone. Anyway, it was just a thought. I like the related tags cloud for tag pages, and I also like the way tag relationships are displayed on related tags when you click on one tag in del.icio.us. Something like one of those displays is what I had in mind.