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Review of the state of the art: discovering and associating semantics to tags in folksonomies

Garcia-Silva, Andres ; Corcho, Oscar; Alani, Harith and Gomez-Perez, Asuncion (2012). Review of the state of the art: discovering and associating semantics to tags in folksonomies. The Knowledge Engineering Review, 27(1) pp. 57–85.

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This paper describes and compares the most relevant approaches for associating tags with semantics in order to make explicit the meaning of those tags. We identify a common set of steps that are usually considered across all these approaches and frame our descriptions according to them, providing a unified view of how each approach tackles the different problems that appear during the semantic association process. Furthermore, we provide some recommendations on (a) how and when to use each of the approaches according to the characteristics of the data source, and (b) how to improve results by leveraging the strengths of the different approaches.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 1469-8005
Keywords: folksonomies; ontologies; tagging; semantics; clustering
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Centre for Policing Research and Learning (CPRL)
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Item ID: 25150
Depositing User: Harith Alani
Date Deposited: 16 May 2012 13:17
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2017 09:39
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