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Re: RFC: Keywords instead of Section

On Wed, Nov 07, 2001 at 03:15:05PM +0100, Bill Allombert wrote:
> > These Keywords are NOT for entering them.
> > I think that is a major misunderstanding people will make.
> > The keywords are for _browsing_.
> OK, so the browser write a list of words with their meaning (optionnally) and asks users
> to select some of them (or even anti-select). Is is correct ?
> How many words do you need ?

I guess, the more keywords, the better it gets. Its really something like
trove (http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/trove/) or its implementation at sourceforge.
I could even think of a unlimited list of keywords, though that would throw
some problems at us (duplicates, rarely used keywords etc).

Browsing could be really generic (something like most often used keywords on top level)
or you browse by categories (ok, categories should be keywords, but we would have some
keywords which every package belongs to, like 'programming language').

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