Tagging: clean up messiness

March 10, 2009
    Problems:

  • Tags with obviopus syntactic problem
  • Multiple versions of the same tag (only minor variations)
  • No apparent patterns in the tag set
    Solutions:

  • Tag suggestions
  • Encourage users to follow conventions]Create relationships (controlled vocabulary with synonyms)
  • Use an algorithm to create clusters (Flickr and amazon)

Gene Smith, Tagging: People-Powered Metadata For The Social Web, p.56/7

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