Social search is having a flourishing success for its effectiveness in retrieving high quality information useful to achieve complex search goals. Surprisingly, the potential of the social paradigm at the basis of collaborative tagging in satisfying complex search intents has been unexplored so far. We propose an extended model of folksonomies that allows to compose and tag complex user-defined relations between items, users, and tags. We show that this model offers several means to fulfill complex search tasks that are hard to be achieved by other existing services. Furthermore, we support the validity of our approach through a data-driven analysis on Flickr photosets and we present an online portal that provides this new user experience.

Tagging relations to achieve complex search goals

SCHIFANELLA, ROSSANO;AIELLO, LUCA MARIA;RUFFO, Giancarlo Francesco
2011

Abstract

Social search is having a flourishing success for its effectiveness in retrieving high quality information useful to achieve complex search goals. Surprisingly, the potential of the social paradigm at the basis of collaborative tagging in satisfying complex search intents has been unexplored so far. We propose an extended model of folksonomies that allows to compose and tag complex user-defined relations between items, users, and tags. We show that this model offers several means to fulfill complex search tasks that are hard to be achieved by other existing services. Furthermore, we support the validity of our approach through a data-driven analysis on Flickr photosets and we present an online portal that provides this new user experience.
International Conference on Next Generation Web Services Practices
Salamanca, Spain
19-21 October 2011
NWeSP'11: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Next Generation Web Services Practices
IEEE Press
308
313
9781457711251
http://www.mirlabs.org/nwesp11/
Relational folksonomies; social search; collaborative tagging
R. Schifanella; L. M. Aiello; G. Ruffo
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