At Debian's Packages page, one can search amongst the software available on Debian. In the package descriptions, they are categorized by tags, described here. For instance, the package [xterm][3] has the following tags:

Tags: Implemented in: C, User Interface: X Window System, Role: Program, Scope: scope::utility, uitoolkit::athena, Purpose: Need an extra tag, X Window System: Application, Terminal Emulator

Is there a way to search or browser for packages according to these tags?

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there are a number of front-ends to access these tags, e.g.

debtags search "uitoolkit::athena && scope::utility"

you might want to have a look at the Debian documentation on tags

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