Algorithmic Linking of Notes

It would be great to have a plugin (or, this might actually be part of the core functionality) that would run different distance measures to compare existing notes in order to identify and suggest:

  1. notes that are potential duplicates (through cosine similarity);
  2. notes that share similar keywords (through tf-idf). This option will be particularly valuable because then Obsidian itself will be suggesting connections. A graph view can then show the existing connections, the suggested connections — together or separately.

Other distance metrics can be included for slightly different outcomes.


I like your idea. I had a somewhat similar thought in the past here: Auto Tag Combo Ranker


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Similar to the backlinks, this linking should be based on text similarity.
Similar texts should be displayed as the third link category in the Link Pane.