Understanding Navigability of Social Tagging Systems

  title={Understanding Navigability of Social Tagging Systems},
  author={Hsingkuang Chi and Todd Mytkowicz},
Given the rise in popularity of social tagging systems, it seems only natural to ask how efficient is the organically evolved vocabulary in describing any underlying document objects? Does this distributed process really provide a way to circumnavigate the traditional categorization problem with ontologies? We analyze a social tagging site, namely del.icio.us, with information theory in order to evaluate the efficiency of this social tagging site for navigation to information sources. We show… CONTINUE READING
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