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Tag Gardening: How to maintain and enhance folksonomies? by Mind Map: Tag Gardening: How to maintain
and enhance folksonomies?
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Tag Gardening: How to maintain and enhance folksonomies?

Peters, Isabella; Weller Katrin (2008): Tag gardening for folksonomy enrichment and maintenance. Webology, 5 (3), Article 58.

  "As social tagging applications continuously gain in popularity, it becomes more and more accepted that models and tools for (re-)organizing tags are needed. Some first approaches are already practically implemented. Recently, activities to edit and organize tags have been described as "tag gardening". We discuss different ways to subsequently revise and reedit tags and thus introduce different "gardening activities"; among them models that allow gradually adding semantic structures to folksonomies and/or that combine them with more complex forms of knowledge organization systems. Moreover, power tags are introduced as tag gardening candidates and the personal tag repository TagCare is presented." (Abstract)

How to maintan and enhance folksonomies?

Formatting Guidelines

Vocabulary Control

Distinguishing of different tag qualities

Combinations with other Knowledge Organization Systems

"tag gardening"

introduced in a blog post by James Governor: http://www.redmonk.com/jgovernor/2006/01/10/on-the-emergence-of-professional-tag-gardeners/    

Improvement on different levels

a) Document collection vs. single document

b) Personal vs. collaborative

c) Intra- and cross-platform

Formatting Guidelines

WEEDING

removing of "bad tags"

correct spelling

consistent formatting

consistent multi word concepts

different word forms

singular vs. plural

nouns vs. verb forms

Vocabulary Control

synomyms

homonyms

semantic relations

Distinguishing of different tag qualities

labelling

different fields for different tag functionalities

Combination with other Knowledge Organization Systems

FERTILIZING

thesauri

ontologies

Tag Popularity

SEEDING

Tag Clouds

Personal and Cross-Platform Tag-Maintenance

Power Tags

Personal Tag Repository

Tool: TagCare