Semantic Stability in Social Tagging Streams

  title={Semantic Stability in Social Tagging Streams},
  author={Claudia Wagner and Philipp Singer and Markus Strohmaier and Bernardo A. Huberman},
One potential disadvantage of social tagging systems is that due to the lack of a centralized vocabulary, a crowd of users may never manage to reach a consensus on the description of resources (e.g., books, users or songs) on the Web. Yet, previous research has provided interesting evidence that the tag distributions of resources may become semantically stable over time as more and more users tag them. At the same time, previous work has raised an array of new questions such as: (i) How can we… CONTINUE READING
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