Hoi,
OmegaWiki did a proof of concept for tagging images with multilingual tags
years ago..

Categories are broken by design. It is not only that they are unilingual,
it is also that they are always in the plural. Why look for horses when you
look for a picture of a horse?
Thanks,
     GerardM


On 20 May 2014 09:34, David Gerard <dger...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 20 May 2014 02:16, MZMcBride <z...@mzmcbride.com> wrote:
> > David Gerard wrote:
>
> >>I'll be leaving Commons categorisation until it's tags rather than
> >>ridiculously specific subcategories.
>
> > Commons has tags right now: they're called categories. Or is there a
> > distinction you're making? :-)
>
>
> We've been talking about this for years ... picking the precise
> subsubsubcategory is a pain in the backside. Most or all would also
> fall out as Boolean queries on tags.
>
> I've been here since 2004 and I still go to Commons and have trouble
> finding the subsubsubcategory I'm actually looking for in the search.
>
> Expecting users to know our category tree is user-obnoxious. Tags are
> common.
>
> As Gerard notes, they would also solve the problem that everything is
> categorised in English.
>
> I vaguely recall a proof-of-concept was coded and working in Postgres
> several years ago, but the same thing had unusable performance in
> MySQL so the idea was shelved.
>
>
> - d.
>
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