The Long Tail : Hidden Structure in Social Tagging

@inproceedings{Tonkin2006TheLT,
  title={The Long Tail : Hidden Structure in Social Tagging},
  author={Emma Tonkin},
  year={2006}
}
In this paper we explore a method of decomposition of compound tags found in social tagging systems and outline several results, including improvement of search indexes, extraction of semantic information, and benefits to usability. Analysis of tagging habits demonstrates that social tagging systems such as del.icio.us and flickr include both formal metadata, such as geotags, and informally created metadata, such as annotations and descriptions. The majority of tags represent informal metadata… CONTINUE READING
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