A nice trick for structured tagging 😉 I think some tool support would be needed to maintain precision and convenience for user in such elaborate tagging. Also different users should follow the same convention of dctagging.
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The Linkexplorer organizes tagging by defining various relations between tags. This is similar to the approach used by BibSonomy. But there are different types of named relations (eg part-of, related-to, etc). This greatly helps to organize tags. However, I think tagging is quite uncontrolled and it will be difficult to have usable visualizations of relations between huge amounts of tags. Further, I am not sure if it should be called structured tagging. Some people use the term “structured tagging” to refer to structured metadata.
Great work. This is similar to the Piggy Bank/ Solvent project. However, it is more advanced and the browser automatically suggests appropriate mashup scrapers. The public mass can create wrappers for different types of web pages and make the browser intelligent collaboratively so that the browser will gradually understand the data in pages. This is aimed at slowly turning the current web into a Semantic Web using wisdom of the mass. But surely there are many difficulties due to the various unpredictable forms of structured and unstructured data in the current web.
I think structured tagging is not so well defined term. We are defining structured data. I think tagging is always free form and we may also tag structured data.
Many interesting Web 2.0 applications at TechCrunch40. More projects about Community and Collaboration.
Very useful tutorial on using GRDDL, microformats and RDFa.