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Products.PloneKeywordManager (1.9)

by Ihor Berehulyak last modified 2011-06-27
Released on 2011-06-22 by Alex Clark, Maik Jablonski, Alexander Limi for Plone 3.0, Plone 3.1 under GPL - GNU General Public License available for All platforms.
Software development stage: stable
Plone Keyword Manager allows you to change, merge and delete keywords in Plone and updates all corresponding objects automatically. It uses a similiarity search to support you in identifying similar keywords. Plone Keyword Manager helps you to build an inductive vocabulary with several people working on the same Plone site. Keywords can be cleaned up from time to time by a site-manager to create a consistent vocabulary.
Plone Keyword Manager is a simple solution to a problem in the real-world use of Plone: If you can't work with restricted vocabularies, your keyword vocabulary will get duplicate entries very quickly - depending on your authors' interpretation of existing keywords.


Plone Keyword Manager can be easily installed and removed with the built-in install mechanism in Plone. Place it in your Products directory, restart Plone, and use the Add/Remove Products panel to activate.

Plone Keyword Manager uses Python's difflib for the similarity search per default, but if you want to speed up the Plone Keyword Manager, you should install the Python-Levenshtein-Module (written in C) which will makes things up to 10 times faster. A copy of the Levenshtein-Module is provided in the package (to install it on Linux do something like "cd python-Levenshtein; python install"). Plone Keyword Manager will use the faster Levensthein search automatically if it can be imported by your Zope instance.


After installing, you will find an entry in Plone Setup called Keyword Manager. Inside, you will see an alphabetical listing and a selection for all existing keywords in your site.

Use the last one to see similar terms for a single keyword. Use the former one if you want to see a list of all keywords starting with letter b, click it. The Plone Keyword Manager will then search all keywords starting with b and will also look for similar keywords. You can now select several keywords and delete them for example. If you only want to change a single keyword, select it, then enter the new keyword and click on merge. If you want to merge several keywords into one new one, select them, enter the new keyword and click on merge.

The last selected keyword is entered automatically into the text box if JavaScript is enabled. This may be surprising at first glance, but you'll learn to appreciate it. If you use it the right way, you don't have to copy&paste into the text box. Try it, you'll get the idea. :)

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