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Bug 12411 - Automatic edit summary generation based on analyzing the change made
Automatic edit summary generation based on analyzing the change made
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
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: Low enhancement with 3 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 12613 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-12-25 09:17 UTC by Sean Smith
Modified: 2014-07-07 12:06 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Sean Smith 2007-12-25 09:17:37 UTC
It is proposed that when a user submits an edit with a blank edit summary, a summary is automatically generated according to the change made. For example adding [[ and ]] around a word or phrase would be recognized as "wikify" and changing the case of letters could be recognized as a "capitalization change" etc. The type of change could then be followed by the change made (e.g. "Wikify: enzyme -> [[enzyme]]" or "Wikify: distributor -> [[dstributor (engine)|distributor]]"). 

The suggestion was discussed and consensus was reached here:
Comment 1 Chad H. 2009-10-22 14:31:45 UTC
Suggest WONTFIX. The few auto-summaries we do support are black and white cases (new section, rollback, etc). Trying to get the software to guess is a bad idea imho.
Comment 2 Chad H. 2009-10-22 14:32:18 UTC
*** Bug 12613 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Andre Klapper 2014-07-07 12:06:58 UTC
Request for machine-based unsupervised text extraction.
Probably error-prone, as already written.

Sean Smith:
Is the scope of this request clear by only requesting to recognize wikifying? Or is the scope broad and vague by requesting other, non-mentioned stuff?

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