Folksonomy & Semantic web, taggin and googlebase

Finally, I am here talking about folksonomy, ontology and tagging again,because the topic I am ready to explore turned out to have be published in an European conference in Dec, 2005.

The professor I worked with said it is a striking info for us......The idea, the experiment and the method are all quite similar to what we are going to do.

The lesson is, you should be quick!

Here you can find the paper, if interested in.

After paining and moaning to my friends for several days. Finally I calm down and think over them again. And here comes the initial work.

Many discussions arised on Folksonomy and Semantic Web,
Folktologies -- Beyond the Folksonomy vs. Ontology Distinction ;
http://ecolab.ruc.edu.cn/blog/zhangsr.php?itemid=132 (In Chinese);
among which the statements from wikipedia inteste me the most.

Take tagging, the possibly most popular form of folksonomy , as an example. The wide spreading and growth of tagging proved, instead of debased, the fundamental idea of semantic web: add machine readable metadata will make a better web for human being.

Thus, the most valuable part of folksonomy lies in its guiding us the way to add metadata to the web (Regrettebly, the machine is far from satisfaction on this task.)

Tagging is just an start point. By tagging, we get "metadata soup".
What's the next? It is what google base done. Google base involved people in, create metadata and knowledge!

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