7th Jul 2009

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Tagging: People-Powered Metadata for the Social Web

I’ve recently read the book “Tagging: People-Powered Metadata for the Social Web“, by Gene Smith, an interesting overview on the art of tagging. I would recommend it to whomever is interested in discovering what tags…

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19th Jun 2009

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Clasificación de Páginas Web con Anotaciones Sociales

Our paper “Clasificación de Páginas Web con Anotaciones Sociales” has been accepted for publication and presentation at SEPLN 2009, XXV edición del Congreso Anual de la Sociedad Española para el Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural to…

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24th Apr 2009

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Content-based Clustering for Tag Cloud Visualization

Our paper “Content-based Clustering for Tag Cloud Visualization” has been accepted for publication and presentation at ASONAM 2009, the International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining to be held in Athens, Greece,…

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17th Mar 2009

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Yahoo! TagExplorer: Tag-based Image Retrieval

Yahoo! is working in an interesting tag-based approach for image retrieval, TagExplorer. Taking advantage of the tags users added in the well-known image-sharing site Flickr, TagExplorer uses them as metadata to retrieve images. There are…

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23rd Feb 2009

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Gmail’s labeling: why not free tagging?

I really love Google’s mail service, Gmail. I use it as my e-mail service; there is no doubt it provides a lot of interesting features we cannot find within other e-mail platforms, i.e. an integrated…

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12th Feb 2009

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Social tagging or folksonomy? Do they have the same meaning?

Do social tagging and folksonomy have the same meaning? I think this remains an unsolved issue. One might say social tagging and folksonomy refer to the same concept or idea, but others might not agree….

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9th Feb 2009

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What are social tags?

I decided to start this blog with a brief review on what are social tags. Tags are an open way to assign keywords to a resource, in order to describe it and later retrieve it…

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