Folksonomy

The Urge to Classify

Why is classification so important to so many? That question could be answered from a few different angles, including a brief look at the […]

The Value Added by Folksonomies

By |August 11th, 2015|Folksonomy, News, Taxonomy|Comments Off on The Value Added by Folksonomies

As content is organized, the standard approaches include hierarchical or flat. One or both utilize tags to put labels on the content, which makes […]

Slang or Vintage?

By |May 28th, 2015|Folksonomy, News, reference|Comments Off on Slang or Vintage?

I am fascinated by words. Their meaning, their history, their multiple uses – all of this and more draws me to dig deeper in […]

New Book Addresses Ontologies

Woodhead Publishing Ltd's new book "Library Classification Trends in the 21st Century" traces the development in and around library classification as reported in literature published in the first decade of the 21st century.

Flickr as a Folksonomy

By |May 17th, 2011|Folksonomy, News, Taxonomy|Comments Off on Flickr as a Folksonomy

Remember when you took film to be developed and then shared your packets of memories with friends? It seems so nostalgic, but this routine was occurring only a few years ago. Then came the age of digital photos which led to online photo sites, of which Flickr was born.

Not True!

By |May 9th, 2011|Access Insights, Featured, Folksonomy, search, Taxonomy|Comments Off on Not True!

The Autonomy folks must be getting worried about the progress of taxonomy applications and the precision and recall that such systems provide. Autonomy and Google live on relevance rankings as the return to the user. Relevance to me is a confidence game. It is the best guess of the system as to whether the results returned will actually match the user's request. If you have a big enough data set returned, certainly something in there will be useful. But the sheer amount of items the user has to review (or amount of noise they have to look at) is very annoying. So they rank the returns by relevance based on a number of statistical factors so the most likely items based on co-occurrence with terms matches and near matches will appear at the top of the list - that is, they will be relevance ranked.

Heather Hedden, Taxonomist – Profiled

By |July 9th, 2010|Folksonomy, News, Taxonomy|Comments Off on Heather Hedden, Taxonomist – Profiled

Heather Hedden, author of The Accidental Taxonomist, discusses her career highlights.

Government 2.0 Gives a Laugh

By |June 17th, 2010|Autoindexing, Folksonomy, News|Comments Off on Government 2.0 Gives a Laugh

Humor in indexing with a cartoon caption contest.