iTag: a personalized blog tagger

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iTag: a personalized blog tagger
We present iTag, a personalized tag recommendation system for blogs. iTag improves on the state-of-the-art in tag recommendation systems in two ways. First, iTag has much higher precision and recall than previously proposed tagging algorithms. For example, iTag achieved over 60% precision and recall on a set of 1000 blog posts selected at random from a WordPress[4] RSS feed in April 2009, whereas the previously-developed TagAssist[10] achieved less than 10% precision and recall on our data. Second, iTag performs just as well when trained on a single user’s blog as when trained on a large corpus of blogs. Thus, iTag can be deployed as a global, non-personalized tag recommendation system, or as a personalized tag recommender. Our experiments and survey of tagging behavior suggest that bloggers use tags idiosyncratically, so personalized tagging is an important option. Keywords Tagging, Blogs, Machine Learning Categories and Subject Descriptors H.3.1 [Information Storage and Retrieval]...
Michael Hart, Rob Johnson, Amanda Stent
Added 23 Jul 2010
Updated 23 Jul 2010
Type Conference
Year 2009
Authors Michael Hart, Rob Johnson, Amanda Stent
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