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Bug 2431 - Allow recursive categorization
Allow recursive categorization
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Categories (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement with 3 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-06-17 08:31 UTC by philippe.vigneau
Modified: 2013-11-19 16:12 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description philippe.vigneau 2005-06-17 08:31:59 UTC

I've found lot of blabla on this subject but no clear answer for a problem which
seems easy...

one main point of awful mess in wikipedia are categories... would it be possible
to create new types of category for the next release of wikimedia : for example
a type "sub category" and a type "related category"

all articles belonging to the sub-category would belong to the upper category
all articles belonging to the related-category wouldn't belong to the upper category


thanks for your answer
Comment 1 MZMcBride 2008-10-10 05:31:11 UTC
Changed the bug summary from "categories : sub and related" to "Allow recursive categorization".
Comment 2 sju-w 2013-11-19 16:12:04 UTC
I mean, the category tag should be signed by a attribute which would express a type of relation: 
- hyponymic relation (a sort of...)
- meronymic relation (a part of..., a member of...)
- attributing relation (by color, shape, size, ability or disability, nationality, technique, quality, awards etc.) including locative and timing categorization
- agentive and influence relation: (creator/work, device/product, company/product, discipline or profession/their subjects and terms, parent/children, subordination, owner/property, initiator/follower etc etc.)
- affiliation or modification: (affinity, derivation, former/newer identity etc.):

Category-view tools should allow to filter the content from subcategories according to the type of relation.

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