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The impact of resource title on tags in collaborative tagging systems

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The impact of resource title on tags in collaborative tagging systems
Collaborative tagging systems are popular tools for organization, sharing and retrieval of web resources. Their success is due to their freedom and simplicity of use. To post a resource, the user should only define a set of tags that would position the resource in the system’s data structure – folksonomy. This data structure can serve as a rich source of information about relations between tags and concepts they represent. To make use of information collaboratively added to folksonomies, we need to understand how users make tagging decisions. Three factors that are believed to influence user tagging decisions are: the tags used by other users, the organization of user’s personal repository and the knowledge model shared between users. In our work we examine the role of another potential factor – resource title. Despite all the advantages of tags, tagging is a tedious process. To minimize the effort, users are likely to tag with keywords that are easily available. We show th...
Marek Lipczak, Evangelos E. Milios
Added 10 Jul 2010
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Type Conference
Year 2010
Where HT
Authors Marek Lipczak, Evangelos E. Milios
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