Emanuela Pitassi

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The powerful and democratic activity of social tagging allows the wide set of Web users to add free annotations on resources. Tags express user interests, preferences and needs, but also automatically generate folksonomies. They can be considered as gold mine, especially for e-commerce applications, in order to provide effective recommendations. Thus,(More)
Social tagging represents an innovative and powerful mechanism introduced by social Web: it shifts the task of classifying resources from a reduced set of knowledge engineers to the wide set of Web users. Tags generate folksonomies; in the current popular social tagging systems (such as delicious or Bibsonomy), they are difficult to manage, modify, and(More)
Folksonomies contain semantic information on data, and represent a meaningful mean for identifying similarities among users, resources and tags. Their strong potential is often reduced by the lack in social tagging systems of specialized functionalities for managing and modifying them, and of specific tools for generating customized and dynamic views on(More)
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