Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries

Volume 6273 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 176-183

Automatic Classification of Social Tags

  • Christian WartenaAffiliated withNovay

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Collaborative tagging has become popular in recent years. As was noted in several studies completely different types of tags are found. Tags either can refer to the personal usage context of a tagger or can describe the tagged object. We investigate different types of tags found in LibraryThing, an online service in which books are tagged, and define a number of features that are typical for some of these classes. Finally, we show how these features can be used to classify tags automatically.