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Social is Social Tagging?

By Richard Smiraglia

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Abstract: In social tagging, cultural forces lead to conformance. In this study of self-reflective tags, using a sample from Delicious.com, cognitive semantic lenses are applied to reveal the fluidity of associative structure. The clustered tags represent classification, socially generated by bandwagon effect, with variation attributed to cognitive scanning, primarily conceptual blending. Résumé: Dans le monde de l'étiquetage social, les forces culturelles entraînent la conformité. Dans cette étude sur les étiquettes autoréflectives basée sur un échantillon provenant de delicious.com, la fluidité des structures associatives est révélée sous l'œil de la sémantique cognitive. Le nuage de mots-clés représente une classification générée socialement sous l'impulsion du regard des autres, dont les variations s'expliquent par le balayage cognitif, principalement l'homogénéisation des concepts. The phenomenon of social tagging has seen rapid growth as the technique has spread across the World Wide Web, especially finding acceptance in social Web applications, sometimes referred to as Web 2.0. Research into the actions of taggers has yielded a fair amount of knowledge about the tags assigned and some information about the behavior of taggers. An interesting observation is that cultural forces are at work alongside th

Topics: Self-Reflection, Perception, Cognitive Semantics, How
Year: 2011
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