Cultural Difference on the Usage Pattern of Tagging System for Knowledge Sharing

  • Zhe Chen
  • Qin Gao
  • Yuancheng Yang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8528)


Collaborative tagging system in online knowledge sharing system benefits the knowledge management of users. It also inspires us a quantitative way how to investigate the effect of culture on knowledge management as tags reflects the usage pattern of users. In this study, the usage pattern of tag in three types of knowledge management websites (i.e. photo, bookmark and book sharing websites) present the influence of Chinese culture upon knowledge management. A set of indices is used to describe the usage pattern of tags and the results indicate that Chinese users behave differently in all three types of knowledge sharing system.


tag knowledge sharing Chinese culture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhe Chen
    • 1
  • Qin Gao
    • 1
  • Yuancheng Yang
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Human Factors & Ergonomics, Industrial EngineeringTsinghua UniversityChina

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