Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Categories/Automatically suggest categories when creating a new article

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Automatically suggest categories when creating a new article

  • Problem: It is often difficult to think of what categories a new article should be part of, leading to many categories being incomprehensive and many articles harder to find.
  • Who would benefit: Editors and readers who value categories.
  • Proposed solution: Add a function to the process of creating a new article which automatically suggests categories for it to be included in.
  • More comments: The way the suggested categories would be chosen could be for example by searching the article title in category titles, or by taking a sentence in the article that fits a generic categorizing pattern ("[article title] is/was X"), and then searching for X. Or perhaps there could be some kind of an algorithm that can look for similar articles (something like the one used for 'suggested articles' on mobile), and then showing the categories those are in.
  • Phabricator tickets: task T360189
  • Proposer: HappyMihilist (talk) 03:16, 30 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]