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Discourse Reference & Mention Detection

Description:

We should add reference detection (links to other posts) and mention detection (links to user identities) to the Discourse plugin. Both references and mentions will correspond to new edge types.

Benefits:

First off, it will significantly increase the quality of cred attribution in the Discourse plugin, since references and mentions are both high-signal. Also, it will unblock a number of important/interesting initiatives, like the initiatives plugin and cred weighted prioritizaiton.

Implementation plan:

  • Modify the Discourse fetcher+mirror interface to provide full post text
  • Implement a (html?) parser that detects references and mentions
  • Update discourse declaration so it has new edge types
  • Modify createGraph so that it creates the new edge types

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