Metadata and Semantics Research

Volume 343 of the series Communications in Computer and Information Science pp 89-97

Linking Folksonomies to Knowledge Organization Systems

  • Jakob VoßAffiliated withVerbundzentrale des GBV, VZG

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This paper demonstrates enrichment of set-model folksonomies with hierarchical links and mappings to other knowledge organization systems. The process is exemplified with social tagging practice in Wikipedia and in Stack Exchange. The extended folksonomies are created by crowdsourcing tag names and descriptions to translate them to linked data in SKOS.


social tagging mapping linked data SKOS crowdsourcing digital libraries (cs.DL) information retrieval (cs.IR)