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Old 09-14-2010, 04:34 PM
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Originally posted by quant
aren't they the same thing?
Not in how I think of them, though they are clearly similar.

I think of keywords as being inline with the text, while tags, ideally, should be available as metadata with respect to the text. Keywords could be discoverable, e.g., if over time, certain words and phrases become statistically dominant, they would be keywords, whether I intended or recognized them as such at the outset.

Tags would always be explicitly created. Indeed, one might find it desirable to explore keywords to see what the tags might be profitable to use.

Does this make any kind of sense, or am I kind of off in my own little world here?

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