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Title EnTag: Enhancing Social Tagging for Discovery
Abstract The EnTag (Enhanced Tagging for Discovery) project investigated the effect on indexing and retrieval when using only social tagging versus when using social tagging in combination with suggestions from a controlled vocabulary. Two different contexts were explored: tagging by readers of a digital collection and tagging by authors in an institutional repository; also two different controlled vocabularies were examined, Dewey Decimal Classification and ACM Computing Classification Scheme. For each context a separate demonstrator was developed and a user study conducted. The results showed the importance of controlled vocabulary suggestions for both indexing and retrieval: to help produce ideas of tags to use, to make it easier to find focus for the tagging, as well as to ensure consistency and increase the number of access points in retrieval. The value and usefulness of the suggestions proved to be dependent on the quality of the suggestions, both in terms of conceptual relevance to the user and in appropriateness of the terminology. The participants themselves could also see the advantages of controlled vocabulary terms for retrieval if the terms used were from an authoritative source.
Organisation ESC , ESC-ISG , ESC-IM , STFC
Keywords Thesaurus , Information Retrieval , indexing methods , Digital Libraries , EnTag , Folksonomy , ePubs , SKOS , Content Indexing , Information Storage
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Paper In Conference Proceedings In Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2009), Austin, Texas, 15-19 Jun 2009, (2009). 2009