Genre Tag . . . Tag Genre

Lei Zhang, Margaret E. I. Kipp, Hur-Li Lee


This paper examines genre-related tags through a social bookmarking system CiteULike. Three types of genre-related tags were identified: “is” tag indicating a genre,“for” tag for creating another genre, and “about” tag dealing with a genretopic. An analysis of the frequency and functions of genre-related tags will enable us better understand tagging as well as genre.

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