Title: Relating folksonomies with Dublin Core

Authors: Maria Elisabete Catarino, Ana Alice Baptista

Addresses: Departamento de Ciencia da Informacao, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Campus Universitario, Caixa Postal 6001, Londrina, Parana, Brazil. ' Departamento de Sistemas de Informacao, Universidade do Minho, Campus de Azurem, Guimaraes, Portugal

Abstract: This article presents a research carried out to continue the project Kinds of Tags, which intends to identify elements required for metadata originating from folksonomies. It will provide information that may be used by intelligent applications to assign tags to metadata elements. Despite the unquestionably high value of DC and DC Terms, the pilot study revealed a significant number of tags for which no corresponding properties yet existed. A need for new properties was determined. This article presents the problem, motivation and methodology of the underlying research. It further presents and discusses the findings from the pilot study.

Keywords: folksonomy; social tagging; metadata tags; Dublin Core.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMSO.2010.035551

International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies, 2010 Vol.5 No.4, pp.285 - 295

Published online: 30 Sep 2010 *

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