Collaboratively Constructing a VDL-Based Icon System for Knowledge Tagging

  • Xiaoyue Ma
  • Jean-Pierre Cahier
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7710)


Tag system for a knowledge organization system centralizes and provides the tags that can be employed in classifying, sharing and seeking knowledge for personal or organizational use within a social community. Considering current constraints of textual tag system and developing iconic tag system, VDL-based iconic tag system has been built and validated to improve knowledge tagging with symbolic interpretation and graphical organization of tag structure. In this paper, we are proposing cooperative creation of such special icon system where VDL-based icons will be applied for social knowledge tagging and sharing. This VDL-based icon system could also serve as a visual knowledge organization system to facilitate icon searching in a given context.


icon tag system knowledge tagging knowledge organization system Hypertopic social community 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaoyue Ma
    • 1
  • Jean-Pierre Cahier
    • 1
  1. 1.ICD/Tech-CICO LabUniversité de Technologie de TroyesTroyesFrance

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