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tagging and folksonomy keynote @ DC2008


tags, search terms, and museum documentationi gave a keynote this morning at the Dublin Core Metadata Meeting - DC2008 on access to art museums on-line: a role for social tagging and folksonomy? that reports on more of the steve.museum tagging data analysis. this talk built on what i reported at NKOS last week [steve.museum: public and professional vocabularies. presentation @ NKOS 2008] and extended it to include some thoughts on user-generated metadata – useful in the context of DC, which began its life as a format for encoding user-created metadata – and a bit of work about the relationships between tags and search logs.

my slides are here (without some of the funky builds).

while we'd hypothesized that there might be a tight relationship between tags and search terms, what we found was a much looser coupling. whether this is a self-fulilling prophesy – because searches on the kinds of subject and genre terms that they use to tag fail, people don't use them – or because description and retrieval vocabularies vary at some other level still needs some thought. that's what the examples we looked at seemed to indicate, and a place i'll be looking further.

/jt

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with slideshare's latest upgrade makes it possible to upload big files created in  Keynote. So the presentation i gave at DC2008 is now available.

 

/jt

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thanks Liddy --

it was also interesting to see the  thought in the DC community about tagging.

/jt

j. trant co-founder Museums and the Web | partner archives & museum informatics www.archimuse.com