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Folksonomies, metada, and tagging

Here are a set of links to some authoritative voices on the topics of tags, folksonomies, and metadata in the order I read them. The simplicity of the Web and large amounts of data. As Shirky says – it’s about the links, not the categories. Folksonomies – Cooperative Classification and Communication Through Shared Metadata “This […]

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Metadata and searching for non-text items

There is a fundamental difference searching for non-text items compared to  searching for text items such as documents and other Web pages.  The difference is not in the techniques we use, but  since we usually use text for our searches when we search for non-text items, our search is based on secondary information, often descriptive […]

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