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18 February 2007 / erikduval

From folksonomies to taxonomies

The domain of learning has a lot to learn from music. The often most interesting Duke listens! blog is a good place to get some inspiration, like in this recent post on deriving taxonomies from folksonomies in

Of course, it isn’t exactly clear how scaleable the algorithm is that was used in the example above. That doesn’t keep me from wondering what would be the result if a similar approach was applied to all of delicious? A global structure for all of human knowledge? How would that compare against the likes of LCSH, UDC or DDC?


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  1. Martin / Feb 20 2007 3:50 pm

    There’s an interesting article about a similar topic by Karen Loasby (Changing Approaches to Metadata at From Chaos to Control and Then Letting Go Again). She is mentioning an approach called the “metadata threshold”, allowing free-text tags to be absorbed into formal CVs. This hybrid approach sounds very promising…

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