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Find and merge similar thread tags

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by Alfa1, Jun 25, 2015.

  1. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    Often members will post misspelled tags. For medium to large sites its not possible to go through the tag database and manage one by one. I used to try sanitize a tag database, but its a monks task which literally takes up full workweeks without even seeing much difference.

    What would be really useful is a way to find similar tags and to merge these into the correct tag.
    Luckily there is an algorithm to identify similar words: the Levenshtein distance. Elastic Search supports this.
    What would be needed is:
    1. search for similar tags with the Levenshtein distance.
    2. allow us to select thread tags we want to manage.
    3. merge them into the target tag.
    Basically very similar to merging threads.

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