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It's difficult to answer this question because the answer depends a lot on how much time/resources you have, and what kind of search you are looking for. For example, if you are indexing court documents where a search must retrieve every matching record, no matter how small or trivial, then you cannot really remove results a priori. On the other hand, if ...


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1. Limit the different types of tags as much as possible Make sure each of the different tag types in your system add value. If different tag types add obvious value to the end user then they will use them. 2. Tags should be optional Your system should work without requiring users to tag anything at all. Tags are optional bits of data that enhance user ...


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Tags have all been learnt. There has been no tag symbols in common use (as a tag) for more than 10 years. That shows that tag symbols will be learnt if your service is popular enough. Of course the challenge is in getting your service to be popular in the first place. Assuming you would like to go with what already makes sense (I'd recommend this route), ...


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If there is an input field for tags on your website I will suggest: Tags with nothing before it = tags Tags with @ = people Users do not learn any other symbol, they learn the @-symbol on facebook and twitter. And all the other tags without any symbol are just tags.


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The most obvious way I can think of would be using an accordion tree view. Like below: Other examples of what I'm referring to can be found here: http://www.jqueryscript.net/tags.php?/tree%20view/


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Yeah, as a user, I prefer having the AND, OR and NOT options. The NOT option is not covered in this Delicious solution. Why don't you add an optional field for words the user DON'T WANT in the result? Gmail search tool does that.



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