The complex dynamics of collaborative tagging

@inproceedings{Halpin2007TheCD,
  title={The complex dynamics of collaborative tagging},
  author={Harry Halpin and V. Robu and Hana Shepherd},
  booktitle={WWW '07},
  year={2007}
}
The debate within the Web community over the optimal means by which to organize information often pits formalized classifications against distributed collaborative tagging systems. A number of questions remain unanswered, however, regarding the nature of collaborative tagging systems including whether coherent categorization schemes can emerge from unsupervised tagging by users. This paper uses data from the social bookmarking site delicio. us to examine the dynamics of collaborative tagging… 
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