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.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Wartena
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  1. 1.NovayXC EnschedeThe Netherlands

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