Towards Ontology Learning from Folksonomies

  title={Towards Ontology Learning from Folksonomies},
  author={Jie Tang and Ho-fung Leung and Qiong Luo and Dewei Chen and Jibin Gong},
A folksonomy refers to a collection of user-defined tags with which users describe contents published on the Web. With the flourish of Web 2.0, folksonomies have become an important mean to develop the Semantic Web. Because tags in folksonomies are authored freely, there is a need to understand the structure and semantics of these tags in various applications. In this paper, we propose a learning approach to create an ontology that captures the hierarchical semantic structure of folksonomies… CONTINUE READING
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