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Towards Better Understanding of Folksonomic Patterns

Towards Better Understanding of Folksonomic Patterns
Towards Better Understanding of Folksonomic Patterns
Folksonomies provide a free source of keywords describing web resources; however, these keywords are free form and their semantics spans multiple contextual dimension. In this paper, we present a pragmatic experiment that analyzes folksonomy tags using three classification categories: Personal, Factual and Subjective, in order to gain more understanding of the types of tags used in the social tagging process. The rational for this work was to measure the potential portion of folksonomy tags that might be helpful when considering the creation of structured metadata.
Folksonomy, Collaborative tagging, Social bookmarking
163-166
Al-Khalifa, Hend S.
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Davis, Hugh C.
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Al-Khalifa, Hend S.
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Davis, Hugh C.
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Al-Khalifa, Hend S. and Davis, Hugh C. (2007) Towards Better Understanding of Folksonomic Patterns. Eighteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia (HT 07), United Kingdom. 10 - 12 Sep 2007. pp. 163-166 .

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Folksonomies provide a free source of keywords describing web resources; however, these keywords are free form and their semantics spans multiple contextual dimension. In this paper, we present a pragmatic experiment that analyzes folksonomy tags using three classification categories: Personal, Factual and Subjective, in order to gain more understanding of the types of tags used in the social tagging process. The rational for this work was to measure the potential portion of folksonomy tags that might be helpful when considering the creation of structured metadata.

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Published date: 2007
Additional Information: Event Dates: 10-12 September
Venue - Dates: Eighteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia (HT 07), United Kingdom, 2007-09-10 - 2007-09-12
Keywords: Folksonomy, Collaborative tagging, Social bookmarking
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 264187
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/264187
PURE UUID: cf2d7189-7c73-45fa-bd9b-6fddebeee2e4
ORCID for Hugh C. Davis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1182-1459

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Date deposited: 15 Jun 2007
Last modified: 15 Aug 2019 00:57

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