Representing and sharing tagging data using the social semantic cloud of tags
Breslin, John G.
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Kim, H., Breslin, J. G., Decker, S., & Kim, H. (2010). Representing and Sharing Tagging Data Using the Social Semantic Cloud of Tags. In T. Dumova, & R. Fiordo (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Social Interaction Technologies and Collaboration Software: Concepts and Trends (pp. 519-527). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-60566-368-5.ch046
Social tagging has become an essential element for Web 2.0 and the emerging Semantic Web applications. With the rise of Web 2.0, websites that provide content creation and sharing features have become extremely popular. These sites allow users to categorize and browse content using tags (i.e., free-text keyword topics). However, the tagging structures or folksonomies created by users and communities are often interlocked with a particular site and cannot be reused in a different system or by a different client. This chapter presents a model for expressing the structure, features, and relations among tags in different Web 2.0 sites. The model, termed the Social Semantic Cloud of Tags (SCOT), allows for the exchange of semantic tag metadata and reuse of tags in various social software applications.