Tagster - Tagging-Based Distributed Content Sharing

  • Olaf Görlitz
  • Sergej Sizov
  • Steffen Staab
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5021)

Abstract

Collaborative tagging systems like Flickr and del.icio.us provide centralized content annotation and sharing which is simple to use and attracts many people. A combination of tagging with peer-to-peer systems overcomes typical limitations of centralized systems, however, decentralization also hampers the efficient computation of global statistics facilitating user navigation. We present Tagster, a peer-to-peer based tagging system that provides a solution to this challenge. We describe a typical scenario that demonstrates the advantages of distributed content sharing with Tagster.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Olaf Görlitz
    • 1
  • Sergej Sizov
    • 1
  • Steffen Staab
    • 1
  1. 1.ISWebUniversity of Koblenz-LandauGermany

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