Friday, September 23, 2005

an idea for wikis

Wikis have a preview option on their "edit entry" pages so that people can check their page layout and formatting before adding content. I propose that the preview function should have an option to scan the edited content and suggest wiki links for words or phrases that match already existing wiki entries. I don't think this is difficult or hard, computationally. Most wikis don't have a lot of entries; Wikipedia, for example, has been around for almost five years and has (as of right now) 740,343 entries.

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