Computational Science – ICCS 2006

Volume 3993 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 1114-1117

Collaborative Tagging as a Tripartite Network

  • Renaud LambiotteAffiliated withSUPRATECS, Université de Liège
  • , Marcel AusloosAffiliated withSUPRATECS, Université de Liège

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We describe online collaborative communities by tripartite networks, the nodes being persons, items and tags. We introduce projection methods in order to uncover the structures of the networks, i.e. communities of users, genre families... The structuring of the network is visualised by using a tree representation. The notion of diversity in the system is also discussed.