Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Del.icio.us Tag Cleaner

What would a "Delicious Tag Cleaner" be? It is tool for removing unnecessary tags from your del.icio.us account.

It is available at http://delicious.isnotworking.com/

If you're like me, you probably have thousands of bookmarks collected over years and years of web surfing and hundreds of tags used to describe them. But the thing is that over these months/years you haven't been able to come up with a consistent taxonomy for your tags.

I have, for example, dozens of different tags for expressing links related to software development: "dev", "devel", "development" etc.

So this tool can suggest you tags to be merged together, so you can choose one by one and have this tool to merge the chosen tags on your delicious account.

Examples of suggested merges: “book”, “books” and “ebooks” tags into a single “books” tag. “devel” and “development” into only “dev” etc.

Try it and leave some feedback here!

4 comments:

Jeton said...

Thank you for such a nice tool!

It really helped clean my del.icio.us junk tags! :)

Jeton said...

Do you have plans to make this work with the new delicous.com ?

Greg said...

The unofficial batch editing tool, Scripted Re-Mark, supports Porter Stemming. This means that it can detect common suffixes (like -s, -es, -ing, -ed and many others) on your tags and replaces them.

You can choose to replace with the shortest tag or the most frequent one.

And, yes, it does work with the new Delicious interface. Check out the help page.

J. Lynne said...

This doesn't appear to be working.