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Tagmash?

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1reading_fox
jul. 23, 2007, 6:46am

What is it? how long has it been here? how does it work?

Can anyone link to a discussion I may have missed over this?

If you don't know what I'm talking about, look at any tag page such as humour

2philosojerk
jul. 23, 2007, 7:14am

hmmm, hadn't noticed that before either. the most recent blog post (from saturday) says "tomorrow: tags grow up"

?

3Akiyama
jul. 23, 2007, 8:02am

I tried using the tagmash search feature to find "history, japan", and it failed (that is, I waited a few minutes, then gave up), but when I went to the "japan" tag page and clicked on the tagmash "japan, history" I got there instantly.

An excellent feature.

4reading_fox
jul. 24, 2007, 4:56am

Now been Blogged

I'm not quite sure I understand the subtley of difference between tag search and tagmash ...

5VisibleGhost
jul. 24, 2007, 6:15am

I did one with Isaac Newton and fiction. It gave 14 results with two of the results being non-fiction. Not bad results because it pulled up the fiction I was aware of that features Isaac. I'm not sure if there's more Isaac fiction out there that's not tagged or not.

6ryn_books
jul. 24, 2007, 7:37am

The Thingology blog has a longer explanation: http://www.librarything.com/thingology/index.php . This is really interesting and it's fun finding the connections.
And already helped me discover some new books to check out!

7nperrin
jul. 24, 2007, 8:16am

>4 reading_fox:

Well, the tag search doesn't actually let you search for the intersection of multiple tags. In any case, tagmash creates a page, not just a list of search results, and once that page is created other related tag(mash) pages will link to it.

8EncompassedRunner
jul. 24, 2007, 1:28pm

This is so cool, I tried a few tagmashes and found them helpful for turning up books I'd not heard of before. Right now I still can't find the Tagmash feature on the Search page and the only way I can find the Tagmash page is by the Thingology blog, which I clicked to using the link in #6 above.

Very enthusiastically in support of this feature!

9dchaikin
Editat: jul. 24, 2007, 1:48pm

Can anyone explain this?

When I go the tag page for "Japan" all the tagmash'es have "Japan" in the combo. Here: Japan

Then I tried the tag page for "Florida" (4300 uses) and none of the tagmash'es have "Florida" in the combo. The 1st one is "magical realism, -latin america " Here: Florida

10Akiyama
jul. 25, 2007, 11:56am

My hypothesis:

Tagmashes only appear once someone has tried searching for them. So, until someone searches for a tagmash including the florida tag, no tagmashes including florida will show up on the florida page. The reason tagmashes without the floridatag show up there is that there are *books* included in these tagmashes that are tagged florida.