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Introducing auto-tags to lazyblorg

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Today, I introduced a feature to lazyblorg I love to present to you: auto-tags.

The first auto-tag of lazyblorg is ... tadaaa: language detection. I was looking forward to this feature because I blog in English and German language. However, I am too lazy for manually tag meta-data like defining the (main) language of a blog entry.

Implementing language detection was rather straight-forward and not that hard. I retrieved lists of stop words for German and English languages. After parsing my Org-mode files, lazyblorg determines the percentages of language-specific stop words from the blog text. If there is a dominant value within the list of percentages, lazyblorg found the dominant text language.

So from now on, all of my blog entries are tagged with "language:english" or "language:deutsch". Those tags are the result of my language detection algorithm.

In future, I'd like to see separate Atom feeds for each language so that, e.g., German-only people are able to follow my German articles.

Also planned: auto-tags for other things like the size of the blog entry. This way, I am probably able to replace micro-blogging services like Twitter. Atom feeds for auto-tags like "size:small" could provide many cool features.

Do you have ideas for other auto-tags that would enhance the reading experience? Please leave a comment below!

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