EXPERTISE CLASSIFICATION: COLLABORATIVE CLASSIFICATION VS. AUTOMATIC EXTRACTION

Toine Bogers, Willem Thoonen, Antal van den Bosch

Abstract


Social classification is the process in which a community of users categorizes the resources in that community for their own use. Given enough users and categorization, this will lead to any given resource being represented by a set of labels or descriptors shared throughout the community (Mathes, 2004). Social classification has become an extremely popular way of structuring online communities in recent years. Well-known examples of such communities are the bookmarking websites Furl (http://www.furl.net/) and del.icio.us (http://del.icio.us/), and Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/) where users can post their own photos and tag them.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7152/acro.v17i1.12488