Linking Folksonomies to Knowledge Organization Systems

  • Jakob Voß
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 343)


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) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jakob Voß
    • 1
  1. 1.Verbundzentrale des GBV, VZGGermany

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