This is an idea for a new plugin that might interest some people.
I have previously used NVivo to conduct thematic analysis on transcripts. However, unfortunately, my current institute does not provide a NVivo license for my personal laptop, so I am thinking of using Obsidian instead for my data analysis.
My idea of coding my transcripts is by including identifiers whose name contains the name of a specific theme followed by a unique number. The problem here is that if I manually generate the unique numbers, the chances are that I will create, by mistake, more than one identifier with the exact same name; as shown below:
As you can see in the image above, when I used the same identifier for two different blocks, Obsidian only referenced one of them. I want to find a way to not use, by mistake, the exact same identifier twice.
It would help if there is a feature/plugin that searches for all the identifiers whose names start with the same phrase and then generate a number that is different than the ones included at the end of those identifiers.
Then, the plugin should also have a feature that allows users to insert (via hotkeys) all the identifiers starting with the same theme name in, say, a newly created file.
I hope that I was able to explain my idea clearly