Tag Disambiguation through Flickr and Wikipedia

  • Anastasia Stampouli
  • Eirini Giannakidou
  • Athena Vakali
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6193)


Given the popularity of social tagging systems and the limitations these systems have, due to lack of any structure, a common issue that arises involves the low retrieval quality in such systems due to ambiguities of certain terms. In this paper, an approach for improving the retrieval in these systems, in case of ambiguous terms, is presented that attempts to perform tag disambiguation and, at the same time, provide users with relevant content. The idea is based on a mashup that combines data and functionality of two major web 2.0 sites, namely Flickr and Wikipedia and aims at enhancing content retrieval for web users. A case study with the ambiguous notion “Apple” illustrates the value of the proposed approach.


term disambiguation flickr Wikipedia DBpedia project mashup 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anastasia Stampouli
    • 1
  • Eirini Giannakidou
    • 1
    • 2
  • Athena Vakali
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of InformaticsAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Centre of Research & Technology - HellasInformatics and Telematics InstituteThessalonikiGreece

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