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Assessing the Value of Contributions in Tagging Systems

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Assessing the Value of Contributions in Tagging Systems
-- Assessing the value of individual users' contributions in peer-production systems is paramount to the design of mechanisms that support collaboration and improve users' experience. For instance, to incentivize contributions, file-sharing systems based on the BitTorrent protocol equate value with volume of contributed content and use a prioritization mechanism to reward users who contribute more. This approach and similar techniques used in resource-sharing systems rely on the fact that the physical resources shared among users are easily quantifiable. In contrast, information-sharing systems, like social tagging systems, lack the notion of a physical resource unit (e.g., content size, bandwidth) that facilitates the task of evaluating user contributions. For this reason, the issue of estimating the value of user contributions in information sharing systems remains largely unexplored. This paper introduces this problem and takes the first steps towards a solution. More prec...
Elizeu Santos-Neto, Flavio Figueiredo, Jussara M.
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where SOCIALCOM
Authors Elizeu Santos-Neto, Flavio Figueiredo, Jussara M. Almeida, Miranda Mowbray, Marcos André Gonçalves, Matei Ripeanu
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