The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

FOLCOM or the costs of tagging

Simperl, E., Bürger, T. and Hofer, C. (2010) FOLCOM or the costs of tagging At 17th International Knowledge Acquisition Conference (EKAW2010), Portugal. 11 - 15 Oct 2010. , pp. 163-177. (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-16438-5_12).

Record type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)


This paper introduces FOLCOM, a FOLksonomy Cost estimatiOn Method that uses a story-points-approach to quantitatively assess the efforts that are cumulatively associated with tagging a collection of information objects by a community of users. The method was evaluated through individual, face-to-face structured interviews with eight knowledge management experts from several large ICT enterprises interested in either adopting tagging internally as a knowledge management solution, or just in tangible evidence of its added value. As a second theme of our evaluation, we calibrated the parameters of the method based on data collected from a series of six user experiments, reaching a promising prediction accuracy within a margin of ±25% in 75% of the cases.

Full text not available from this repository.

More information

Published date: 2010
Venue - Dates: 17th International Knowledge Acquisition Conference (EKAW2010), Portugal, 2010-10-11 - 2010-10-15
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 351620
ISBN: 978-3-642-16437-8
PURE UUID: a4bd98e9-9a48-46d1-964b-a05d97d2a51b
ORCID for E. Simperl: ORCID iD

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 29 Apr 2013 15:13
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 04:24

Export record



Author: E. Simperl ORCID iD
Author: T. Bürger
Author: C. Hofer

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton:

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.