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Semantic hyperlinks bounty! Looking for a dev


Hunter Lyons

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Semantic links are basically where you type a word and it automatically links to a relevant article upon posting. The primary usage for these kind of links is in wikis. Wikipedia's free software Wikimedia has built in semantic links. An example of what I mean-

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Spaghetti (Italian pronunciation: [spaˈɡetti]) is a long, thin, cylindrical, solid pasta.[2] It is a staple food of traditional Italian cuisine. Like other pasta, spaghetti is made of milled wheat and water. Italian spaghetti is made from durum wheat semolina, but elsewhere it may be made with other kinds of flour.[3]

See how pasta, staple food, Italian cuisine etc are links? When this summary was posted, Wikipedia automatically linked those to the appropriate pages. 

Well! I'm running a wiki for my gaming community. I'd love to have this kind of functionality. And I'd happily pay for it. I'm sure many others would like it too.

So I'm putting a $30 bounty on a plugin for this. I know it's not much- I'm not rich but it's a bit of a financial incentive! Even if it's small...

Hell, if someone wanted to make a full-fledged Wiki app that'd be great, but I'd be happy for just this. I made a basic wiki using pages. You can see my wiki here- http://tyrenale.net/wiki/portals/index/

I don't really know how this should work. I think perhaps we could take the easy route. In the ACP, we could specify semantic words manually. ie: Any instances of "pasta" are auto-replaced with a link to a page about pasta that we setup. Or maybe an automatic linking feature and we specify where the automatic links are drawn from in our suite. I don't quite know.

If anyone else wants to throw some more money into this 'plugin bounty' I'll update this thread here for any developers looking to cash in. Just post below. Hopefully we can get a plugin sponsored for this. ^_^

Bounty: $30 for a semantic link plugin

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