The Term Tagging
The popular feature of 'tagging' content is nothing new.
The average netizen should have encountered it by now. Tagging
was made popular by sites like del.icio.us and flickr, where users can attach free-form strings,
so-called 'tags' to their bookmarks and images. The viewer
can then use these tags to navigate through one or more user's
contents and locate related content.
The most-cited work on tagging is this research paper from HP, which starts
categorizing tagging as 'folksonomy' (folk taxonomy) in
contrast to the conventional term taxonomy. A taxonomy is usually
a categorization of content according to a hierarchical and
exclusive tree of attributes, while the folksonomy is …[Read more]