Thursday, March 08, 2007

The Art of Tagging

This seems a very interesting idea on how to extract the perception of public about objects, particularly, art works. Furthermore, it is also a clever way to understand what is the vocabulary actually used by the majority of the audience to describe the art works.

The Art Museum Social Tagging Project

There is a workshop paper about it in the program of WWW2006 Conference:

Investigating social tagging and folksonomy in art museums with

An interesting application of the same idea would be to add tagging capabilities to online library catalogs, where users of public libraries could categorize items that they've read (or intend to) by using tags online. This could give a clue about the content of the item, a kind of highly compacted review.

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