Constructing tag ontology from folksonomy based on WordNet

Djuana, Endang, Xu, Yue, & Li, Yuefeng (2011) Constructing tag ontology from folksonomy based on WordNet. In Kommers, Piet, Zhang, Ji-ping, Issa, Tomayess, & Isaías, Pedro (Eds.) Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on Internet Technologies and Society 2011, International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), The East China Normal University, Shanghai.

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With the emergence of Web 2.0, Web users can classify Web items of their interest by using tags. Tags reflect users’ understanding to the items collected in each tag. Exploring user tagging behavior provides a promising way to understand users’ information needs. However, free and relatively uncontrolled vocabulary has its drawback in terms of lack of standardization and semantic ambiguity. Moreover, the relationships among tags have not been explored even there exist rich relationships among tags which could provide valuable information for us to better understand users. In this paper, we propose a novel approach to construct tag ontology based on the widely used general ontology WordNet to capture the semantics and the structural relationships of tags. Ambiguity of tags is a challenging problem to deal with in order to construct high quality tag ontology. We propose strategies to find the semantic meanings of tags and a strategy to disambiguate the semantics of tags based on the opinion of WordNet lexicographers. In order to evaluate the usefulness of the constructed tag ontology, in this paper we apply the extracted tag ontology in a tag recommendation experiment. We believe this is the first application of tag ontology for recommendation making. The initial result shows that by using the tag ontology to re-rank the recommended tags, the accuracy of the tag recommendation can be improved.

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ID Code: 46776
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Collaborative tagging, Ontology learning, Tag recommendation
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Natural Language Processing (080107)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Information Systems Management (080609)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Information Retrieval and Web Search (080704)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 02 Nov 2011 23:08
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2017 14:40

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