Collaborative Tagging as a Tripartite Network

  • Renaud Lambiotte
  • Marcel Ausloos
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3993)


We describe online collaborative communities by tripartite networks, the nodes being persons, items and tags. We introduce projection methods in order to uncover the structures of the networks, i.e. communities of users, genre families... The structuring of the network is visualised by using a tree representation. The notion of diversity in the system is also discussed.


Tree Representation Common Item Bipartite Network Music Group Music Knowledge 
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    Lambiotte, R., Ausloos, M.: EPJB, physics/0509134 (in press)Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Renaud Lambiotte
    • 1
  • Marcel Ausloos
    • 1
  1. 1.SUPRATECSUniversité de LiègeLiègeBelgium

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