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Folksonomies – Cooperative Classification and Communication Through Shared Metadata

Folksonomies – Cooperative Classification and Communication Through Shared Metadata
This paper examines user-‍generated metadata as implemented and applied in two web services designed to share and organize digital media to better understand grassroots classification. Metadata – data about data – allows systems to collocate related information, and helps users find relevant information…..

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SCIS Schools Catalogue Information Service

SCIS Schools Catalogue Information Service – Partnership, Educational Lending Right (ELR), About ScOT
The Schools Online Thesaurus project is a joint venture between Curriculum Corporation, The Le@rning Federation and limited to develop a thesaurus for describing the subjects of online curricula content in the Australasian K–12 education sector.

The Le@rning Federation will use the Schools Online Thesaurus, or ScOT, to provide subject terms to online curriculum content and limited to provide a controlled subject vocabulary for EdNA Online.

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Folksonomies: Tidying up Tags?

Folksonomies: Tidying up Tags?
A folksonomy is a type of distributed classification system. It is usually created by a group of individuals, typically the resource users. Users add tags to online items, such as images, videos, bookmarks and text. These tags are then shared and sometimes refined. A general review of social bookmarking tools, one popular use area of folksonomies, was given in the April edition of D-Lib [1]. In the article the authors elaborate on the approach taken by social classification systems and the motivators behind tagging. They write, “…tags are just one kind of metadata and are not a replacement for formal classification systems such as Dublin Core, MODS, etc…. Rather, they are a supplemental means to organise information and order search results.”

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Nick @ » Taxonomy directed folksonomies

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Lemur tutorial

CIIR: Trevor Strohman

This site has Lemur tutorial slides.

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People visit the virtual world of the World Wide Web but do not see other visitors visiting the same web location. The proposed approach, also called collaborative web browsing, is an attempt to enhance the web browser to show web visitors. An experimental browser extension for the Microsoft Internet Explorer, called Co-Browse, has been developed for the purpose. This shows visitors on any page at any instant and allows communication with them. Normally, people sharing similar interests or having the same problem or quest visit the same locations. Communities would foster on the web facilitating better utilization, searching and sharing of information resources. This could be introduced as a global communication technology and an instant media. The work can also prove to be a powerful tool for analysis of visitors on any site. It would also be possible to search people around the vicinity of any web page. As we can see public conversation on sites, this may find application in market and customer trend analysis. The technology may also be used in practical applications like virtual shopping and remote learning. The system has client-server architecture and uses the Component Object Model (COM) technology.

A Novel Approach for the Utilization and Enhancement of ICT using the Web.

Presented on the 4th National Conference on Science and Technology organized by RONAST(Royal Nepal Academy of Science and Technology). Kathmandu, Nepal, March 23-26, 2004

Keywords: browser extension, Co-Browse, COM, collaborative browsing, visitor analysis

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Authors: Aman Shakya, Archana Shrestha, Arun Timalsina

Here is the full project report.

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Next-Generation File Sharing with Social Networks

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Leveraging social networks for information sharing

Leveraging social networks for information sharing

Saori is a computation infrastructure that enables users and end-user applications to leverage social networks to mediate information dissemination. Saori provides users with awareness of and control over the information dissemination process within social networks; Saori enables users to employ both technological and social methods to manage information sharing. Saori users can create policies that mediate sharing by exploiting social network structures. Saori also provides social data to users; this data encourages users to be accountable for how they share information. We integrated Saori into a Wiki Wiki Web to demonstrate a concrete use of the infrastructure.

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Golbeck, Barabasi and Carley speak about Social Networks on the Web

WAMU 88.5 FM American University Radio – The Diane Rehm Show for Monday July 10, 2006
Social Networks on the Web

You can find an audio archive of this great radio program online.
Jennifer Golbeck, research associate, Institute for Advanced computer Studies, Univerisity of Maryland, College Park, Md

Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, professor of physics, University of Notre Dame and author of “Linked: How Everything is Connected to Everything Else”

Kathleen Carley, professor, Computer Science, Institute for Software Research, Carnegie Mellon University

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Trust in Web-based Social Networks

Trust in Web-based Social Networks: A Project in Social AI
The Trust Project is an examination of issues related to using trust in web based social networks.

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