Using WordNet to support navigation in a folksonomy

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Using WordNet to support navigation in a folksonomy
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Short Description: This project proposes a new approach to integrate the navigation interface of a folksonomy adding explicit semantics provided by an ontology.
Coordinator:
Tutor: DavideEynard (eynard@elet.polimi.it)
Collaborator:
Students: DavidLaniado (david.laniado@gmail.com)
Research Area: Social Software and Semantic Web
Research Topic: Semantic Tagging
Start: 2006
End: 2007-04-20
Status: Closed
Level: Ms
Type: Thesis


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Part 1: project profile

Project name

Using WordNet to support navigation in a folksonomy

Project short description

This project proposes a new approach to integrate the navigation interface of a folksonomy adding explicit semantics provided by an ontology. A tool has been developed that uses WordNet to build a semantic hierarchy of related tags that helps users find related resources in del.icio.us. In this way it is possible to combine the advantages of the traditional approach to classification with the ones of the collaborative paradigm that is emerging on the Web, dealing with some of the main limitations to which folksonomies are prone.

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Dates

  • Start date: 2006
  • End date: 2007/04/20

People involved

Project head(s)

Other Politecnico di Milano people

Students

  • David Laniado – david (dot) laniado (at) elet (dot) polimi (dot) it


Part 2: project description

Publications related to the project