Title: Human perception through collaborative semantics

Authors: A. Malizia, A. De Angeli, S. Levialdi

Addresses: Department Ingenieria Informatica, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, Spain. ' Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester Booth Street West, Manchester M15 6PB, UK. ' Dipartimento di Informatica, Sapienza, Universita di Roma, Italy

Abstract: Human perception is a crucial factor in the evaluation and use of an application or artefact. Currently, there is a relevant number of websites that rely on collaborative tagging: such systems allow users to add tags (words) for categorising contents. In this work, we explored a methodology for detecting human perception by using collaborative tagging systems. This approach highlighted the potential use of such systems evaluating the end users| perception without requiring a significant effort in designing specific evaluation tools like, for instance, questionnaires.

Keywords: collaborative tagging systems; distributed intelligence; semantics differential; usability evaluation; human perception; collaborative semantics; end user perceptions; websites; internet.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSHC.2008.020483

International Journal of Social and Humanistic Computing, 2008 Vol.1 No.1, pp.97 - 107

Available online: 27 Sep 2008 *

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