Understanding the Efficiency of Social Tagging Systems Using Information Theory

Authors

  • Ed H. Chi
  • Todd Mytkowicz University of Colorado

Abstract

Given the rise in popularity of social tagging systems, it seems only natural to ask how efficient is the organically evolved tagging vocabulary in describing any underlying document objects? Does this distributed process really provide a way to circumnavigate the traditional categorization problem with ontologies? We analyze a social tagging site, namely del.icio.us, with information theory in order to evaluate the efficiency of this social tagging site for encoding navigation paths to information sources.

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Published

2021-09-25

How to Cite

Chi, E., & Mytkowicz, T. (2021). Understanding the Efficiency of Social Tagging Systems Using Information Theory. Proceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, 2(1), 178-179. Retrieved from https://ojs.aaai.org/index.php/ICWSM/article/view/18639