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The Tagging Story gets Dicey!

Apr 5, 2012 3:50 AM

The following conditions are relatively common with regards to tagging (and exclusion of these conditions in the software, a possible cause) :

 

  • tags can contain more than one word
  • tags can overlap resulting in words that are associated with more than one tag

 

Visually, this might look like this:

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Ridiculous! But it helps to demonstrate the following issue. Using the above (absurb) script segment , lets say that the GREEN items are tagged as physical props and the BLUE items (scentence) represents a VFX sequence of shots. This means that:

 

GREEN (props) = FRUIT CART, ROCKET WINGS, THRUSTERS and BLUE (VFX) = "The FRUIT CART, sporting ROCKET WINGS, THRUSTERS and a glass canopy, shoots through space. Laser blasts explode behind."

 

So far, so good...Now lets export out a CSV. This is what I would expect:

 

 

TAGSTAGGED
PROPSFRUIT CART
PROPSROCKET WINGS
PROPSTHRUSTERS
VFXThe FRUIT CART, sporting ROCKET WINGS, THRUSTERS and a glass canopy, shoots through space. Laser blasts explode behind.

 

HOWEVER, this is where things gets DICEY because this is what I actually get:

 

TAGSTAGGED ITEM

PROPS

FRUIT CART

PROPS

ROCKET WINGS
PROPSTHRUSTERS
VFXd a GLASS CANOPY, shoots through space.  LASER BLASTS EXPLODE behind.
VFXROCKET WINGS, THRUSTERS and
VFXThe sporting

 

Deal breaker? No. But at 3:45 in the morning, I have little patience for cleaning up the mess

 

Additional information that may be of assistance (see my previous post "Tags are Crash-Tastic!").

 
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