Tags can be used to categorize your concepts (topics, keywords) and additional information to them. They also determine the color of the concepts - all concepts with the same tag will have the same color.
To add a tag, click on a concept, click the "Color tag" button and then type in the name of your tag (or select from the suggestions. You can then change the tag color in the sidebar on the right.
Tags and colors
You can add as many tags as you like, but only one of them sets the color of the concept. Learn more.
The initial color of each tag is always random, but you can easily change it.
Automatically added tags
In some cases, tags are added automatically. For example, each keyword you add to your map will be tagged as "Related keyword" and each question will be tagged as "Related question". That's why some of the concepts in your map will have different colors, while general topics and concepts you add manually (you type in their names instead of selecting from the suggestions) will always have the default green color. Learn more about different types of concepts in Choosing the sources of concept suggestions.
The automatically added tags are sometimes quite academic (more precisely, ontological), like "agent" or "populated place". These automatic tags are useful in that for example all persons in your map will have the same color (because they are tagged as "agents") and, e.g., all cities will have another color (because they are tagged as "populated place").
Sometimes there are suggestions available on how you could tag the concept. These suggestions come from our internal database, from the community, and from your own previously created maps.
Future of tags
Tags will become even more powerful once we enable filtering and search for concepts by tags. You will then be able to, for example, search for persons related to your topics. Coming soon!
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