[Rubygems-developers] Suggestion: RAA-like meta-data
chad at chadfowler.com
Sun Mar 21 11:26:17 EST 2004
On Mar 21, 2004, at 11:07 AM, Curt Hibbs wrote:
> Gavin Sinclair wrote:
>> Sent: Sunday, March 21, 2004 9:12 AM
>> To: Chad Fowler
>> Subject: Re: [Rubygems-developers] Suggestion: RAA-like meta-data
>> On Monday, March 22, 2004, 1:07:52 AM, Chad wrote:
>>>> I'm in favor of the keywords approach. Categories always feel
>>>> since it's not always black-and-white as to where a package belongs.
>>>> However, allowing developers to choose their own keywords could be
>>>> detrimental, too. That could be allowed, but there should be a set
>>>> "standard" keywords, too, so that users have some idea of what to
>>> I'm thinking we could provide an alternative to standardizing
>>> by using case insensitivity mixed with the porter stemmer algorithm.
>>> This would at least eliminate the difference between "Networking",
>>> "networks", and "network". I would personally like to avoid any
>>> of standardized keywords and/or categories for gem developers.
>> What about "database" vs "db"? I think some standardisation is
>> beneficial, even if it's ad hoc. I certainly don't advocate a
>> bureaucracy; just a bit of consistency injected by the gem server
> I think a better approach to standardization would be to informally
> the keywords being used and periodically update a list of synonyms.
That's how I'm leaning, too. I also have an idea for vector-space
search, but that's a different story. :)
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