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Automatic Thread Tagger
Mod Version: 1.2.0, by Phalynx (Coder) Phalynx is offline
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vB Version: 3.7.x Rating: (66 votes - 4.56 average) Installs: 841
Released: 16 Jul 2008 Last Update: 09 Jan 2009 Downloads: 5464
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files Translations  

Automatic Thread Tagger


Description
When a user submits a new thread this modification will automatically take keywords from the thread title and use these as tags. You can use Automatic Thread Tagger to propose the user AJAX tags for his new thread, or it assigns new tags after saving the new thread. It can add the translated thread prefix to the tags.
Additionally, you can tag existing threads via maintenance and also scheduled tasks.

This modification is a successor to the terminated Automatic Thread Tagger by MrEyes:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=179927

As an example, if a user submits a thread with a title of:
"Fish Food for Cats!"

The thread will be automatically tagged with:

- Fish
- Food
- Cats

If the user also submits an actual tag of "Fish" this will not be duplicated. Any rules you have setup for tagging will be respected.
If you choose to do so this product will also automatically tag threads created by incoming RSS feeds.

Demo
I cannot show you the process of creation, but here is a list of tags generated by Auto Thread Tagger:
http://www.insideearth.net/tags.php?langid=5
http://www.insidesupcom.de/tags.php?langid=1


Automatic Tagging of existing threads
You can tag existing threads via maintenance or scheduled task/cron. They will be created with a special flag so they can be easily identified and deleted. Manual assigned tags are not touched. Maintenance is also working if Automatic Tagging is disabled via settings. Great if you want to test some settings. Automatic Tagging will take the date of the thread creation and also the userid of the creator. This process can be automated by running a scheduled job once a night.

Please keep in mind that tags that were proposed via AJAX are not tagged as auto tagged and therefore cannot be identified as such (and therefore not deleted automatically). If you want to retain the auto tagged flag you should disable AJAX and enable the tagging after the thread has been saved. As an alternative way you can also disable this and let new threads be tagged in the night from the scheduled job.


Installation / Upgrade
1. Upload all files from "upload" to your server, take care of the directory structure
2. Import "product-auto_thread_tagger110.xml" as a product, overwrite if it's already installed
3. Check settings
4. Run maintenance / Auto Tag Threads to tag existing threads (needed if you want to use the cron)

After install, and by default the modification is disabled, this will allow you to play around with configuration before switching it on.


Troubleshooting
If you report a bug please post the thread title that created it, without this I cannot test it and improve the language parsers.

* If no threads are tagged you will have to check the following:
- Is the modification enabled? Is the action you are testing enabled? (vBulletin tagging, whole auto thread tagger system, AJAX, new threads)
- Are the words you are using badwords or filtered out?

* Cron/Scheduled Task is not tagging all threads.
- The cron is limited to 500 (you can change this via settings) threads per run to avoid heavy impact on server. Make sure you run maintenance auto tagger before this to tag old threads. You can check the scheduled tasks log to see if it is running correctly.
Important: If a thread title does not meet minimum requirements to be included in tags (f.e. one word thread titles, too short words), it will be forever in this queue.

* I'm using polish, arabic, turkish, etc.. language and the tagger is not working like it should.
- If not already replaced, replace the filter replacement '&'=>'and' with ' & '=>'and' (a space before and after &)



Todo
What comes next? You decide. Tell me what you are missing and I'll look if it can be integrated.


Why thread title and not thread text?
Parsing the thread text for tags is an extremely unlikely addition as this would require some fairly heavy processing to ensure quality of tags.


What are Stopwords?
Stopwords is the name given to words which are filtered out prior to processing of tags.
The user Hostboard on vBulletin.org posted some resources regardings this:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=380



History
1.2.0, 9th August 2008
- Fixed error with missing threadid's
- Fixed error with AJAX and prefix
- Fixed error with not indexing tags via cron
- Added polish, spain, english stopwords
- Compatibel with vBulletin 3.8

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New Posting Features Automatic Thread Tagger (Project Terminated) MrEyes Modification Graveyard 146 16 Jul 2008 23:46

  #16  
Old 16 Jul 2008, 18:26
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karlm karlm is offline
 
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Automatic Tagging of existing threads
You can tag existing threads via maintenance. They will be created with a special flag so they can be easily identified and deleted. Manual assigned tags are not touched. Maintenance is also working if Automatic Tagging is disabled via settings. Great if you want to test some settings. Automatic Tagging will take the date of the thread creation.
I can't find this setting... help please

BTW: this looks like a very promising product. Great work and thanks for bringing it to the community.
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Old 16 Jul 2008, 18:52
Charlie98902 Charlie98902 is offline
 
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Click in the admin panel update counters, from there scroll to the bottom and there you'll see the tag other existing threads.
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Old 16 Jul 2008, 19:17
yahoooh yahoooh is offline
 
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i found bug
my site in arabic ,
when u use word: السوق
it will be in the tag:الشوق
by replacing one letter so it cause
different words from the origin word,
this occurs with some few words
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Old 16 Jul 2008, 20:35
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karlm karlm is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Charlie98902 View Post
Click in the admin panel update counters, from there scroll to the bottom and there you'll see the tag other existing threads.
thank you ```
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Old 16 Jul 2008, 20:53
dedexes dedexes is offline
 
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Thank you very much. good job
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Old 16 Jul 2008, 21:16
flipstyle flipstyle is offline
 
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Thanks so much for keeping things up to date installed.
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Old 16 Jul 2008, 21:52
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JadedSouls JadedSouls is offline
 
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Real name: Jolene | JoJo
Installed but I get this when I run maintenance:

Auto Tag Threads
Processing: 2

Fatal error: Call to undefined function split_tag_list() in /home/jadedso/public_html/forum/includes/functions_autotagger.php on line 45
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Old 16 Jul 2008, 22:22
alessai alessai is offline
 
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installed but it will be better to have an option to decide what words to be tagged depending on the numbers of letters (i know this can be chosen from the tags options but the addon will consider words like "and" and other words from 3 letters, users aren't stuiped to put words like that)
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Old 16 Jul 2008, 22:28
Lea Verou Lea Verou is offline
 
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Real name: Lea Verou
Suggestion for a really good automatic tagger:
Calculate how many words with more than X characters have been mentioned in more than Y% of the posts and add them as tags.
I can't think of a way to do that without being a performance hog though
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Old 16 Jul 2008, 23:45
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redlabour redlabour is offline
 
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Real name: André
Hi, thanks.

But:

The excluded Words and Filter / Replacement Characters are ignored. I have tried it several Times now after deleting all old Tags.

des, neuen, automatische, forums, and, neue, politikstubede, übersicht, und, oder, auf, der, die, das, mit, einer, eine, dem, des
All of them are still tagged.

'jesus christus'=>'jesus'
'türkische'=>'türkei'
'türkisch'=>'türkei'
'türken'=>'türkei'
Not one of them is correctly replaced.

And the Hack is ignoring the Blocklist of Tagging from the normal vBulletin Tag-Options.

Last edited by redlabour; 17 Jul 2008 at 00:23.
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Old 17 Jul 2008, 00:55
Pocket Aces Pocket Aces is offline
 
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Hope to see option for forum inclusion in next update. By the way, if the thread title is edited, would it update the tags?
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Last edited by Pocket Aces; 17 Jul 2008 at 01:34.
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Old 17 Jul 2008, 01:18
Selene Selene is offline
 
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When I run the Auto tag in my maintenance, I get the following error:

Auto Tag Threads
Processing: 1

Fatal error: Call to undefined function split_tag_list() in /my forum path/forums/includes/functions_autotagger.php on line 45
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Old 17 Jul 2008, 01:50
Charlie98902 Charlie98902 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Pocket Aces View Post
Hope to see option for forum inclusion in next update. By the way, if the thread title is edited, would it update the tags?
It still is per forum I thought? Yes Just checked.

under VB Options
Enter the forum IDs to exclude from auto tagging.

These should be delimited with the | character. For example "2|4|10". Do not use quotes.
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Old 17 Jul 2008, 04:01
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FRANKTHETANK 2 FRANKTHETANK 2 is offline
 
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I get this error when i run the maintenance tool can you tell me why


Auto Tag Threads
Processing: 2

Fatal error: Call to undefined function split_tag_list() in /home/------/public_html/forum/includes/functions_autotagger.php on line 45
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Old 17 Jul 2008, 04:22
Selene Selene is offline
 
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^ I got the same error. Let's see if the coder can fix this issue.
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