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How to tag an article How to tag an article
Summary Summary
Highlights Highlights
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<span style="text-decoration: underline">P R O P O S A L</span> <span style="text-decoration: underline">P R O P O S A L</span>
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<h2><strong>Steps to tag an article:</strong></h2> <h2><strong>Steps to tag an article:</strong></h2>
<ul> <ul>
<li>Identify the core topic(s) of the article.</li>  <li>Identify the core topic(s) of the article.</li>
<li><strong>All WT articles on one and the same topic have to be tagged alike</strong>.  <li><strong>All WT articles on one and the same topic have to be tagged alike</strong>.
Search within WT. If there is already another article on your topic, tag your article accordingly. If there is none,</li> Search within WT. If there is already another article on your topic, tag your article accordingly. If there is none,</li>
<li>find one or more terms which precisely describe the topic.</li>  <li>find one or more terms which precisely describe the topic.</li>
<li>Often there is more than one tag needed for to describe the topic. Consider whether  <li>Often there is more than one tag needed for to describe the topic. Consider whether
- the place, - the place,
- the time or - the time or
- the form (of your article) - the form (of your article)
have to be tagged.</li> have to be tagged.</li>
<li>Draw the tags into a meaningful order. The first tag is being shown in list displays.</li>  <li>Draw the tags into a meaningful order. The first tag is being shown in list displays.</li>
</ul> </ul>
<h2>Find out the best tag: rules and tools</h2> <h2>Find out the best tag: rules and tools</h2>
<ul> <ul>
<li>Choose a term which is commonly used in everyday language.  <li>Choose a term which is commonly used in everyday language.
<em><span style="text-decoration: underline">[Proposal for discussion:]</span> <em><span style="text-decoration: underline">[Proposal for discussion:]</span>
If a trendy term is circulating, take it but with feel: on the one hand, trendy terms are appropriate for WT as a news media, on the other hand, WT focusses on in depth reporting more than on highly actual news. Thus consider the persistence of the term and keep in mind: WT does not allow non-neutral terms.</em></li> If a trendy term is circulating, take it but with feel: on the one hand, trendy terms are appropriate for WT as a news media, on the other hand, WT focusses on in depth reporting more than on highly actual news. Thus consider the persistence of the term and keep in mind: WT does not allow non-neutral terms.</em></li>
<li>Use a narrow term.</li>  <li>Use a narrow term.</li>
<li>Capitalize the tag resp. the first word of a multi-word tag.</li>  <li>Capitalize the tag resp. the first word of a multi-word tag.</li>
<li>Use the plural form.</li>  <li>Use the plural form.</li>
<li>If appropriate, a tag may consist of a term followed by a date, e. g.  <li>If appropriate, a tag may consist of a term followed by a date, e. g.
"Presidential election 2016", not: "2016 presidential election".</li> "Presidential election 2016", not: "2016 presidential election".</li>
<li>As a rule, don't mark the tag as a hashtag ("#"). Exception: the hashtag as such is subject of the article.</li>  <li>As a rule, don't mark the tag as a hashtag ("#"). Exception: the hashtag as such is subject of the article.</li>
<li>Tools for to find a term are:  <li>Tools for to find a term are:
- <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Contents/Lists" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Wikipedia</a> - <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Contents/Lists" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Wikipedia</a>
- <a href="http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)</a> - <a href="http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)</a>
- <a href="https://www.google.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google</a> - <a href="https://www.google.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google</a>
Consider the Wikipedia and LCSH as an aid, they are not binding. Consider the Wikipedia and LCSH as an aid, they are not binding.
A useful feature of the LCSH is that it mentions broader and narrower terms. A useful feature of the LCSH is that it mentions broader and narrower terms.
Google shows in how far a term is used. Google shows in how far a term is used.
Rules of the Library of Congress may serve as an inspiration: Rules of the Library of Congress may serve as an inspiration:
<a href="http://www.loc.gov/aba/publications/FreeSHM/freeshm.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.loc.gov/aba/publications/FreeSHM/freeshm.html</a> <a href="http://www.loc.gov/aba/publications/FreeSHM/freeshm.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.loc.gov/aba/publications/FreeSHM/freeshm.html</a>
<a href="http://www.loc.gov/aba/cataloging/tools/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.loc.gov/aba/cataloging/tools/</a> <a href="http://www.loc.gov/aba/cataloging/tools/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.loc.gov/aba/cataloging/tools/</a>
<a href="http://www.loc.gov/aba/cataloging/policy/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.loc.gov/aba/cataloging/policy/</a></li> <a href="http://www.loc.gov/aba/cataloging/policy/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.loc.gov/aba/cataloging/policy/</a></li>
</ul> </ul>
<h2>Broad terms</h2> <h2>Broad terms</h2>
Initionally, WT had used categories which in the tag context are "broad terms". Meanwhile, categories and tags have been merged, but Initionally, WT had used categories which in the tag context are "broad terms". Meanwhile, categories and tags have been merged, but
- there is no instruction how to use broad terms and  - there is no instruction on how to use broad terms and
- former categories are not identified. - former categories are not identified.
The issue of broad terms will have to be discussed. The issue of broad terms will have to be discussed.
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