Title: Design and implementation of a system for finding appropriate tags to photos in Flickr from Web browsing behaviour

Authors: Taiki Takashita, Yuki Abe, Tsuyoshi Itokawa, Teruaki Kitasuka, Masayoshi Aritsugi

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Communication Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto 860-8555, Japan. ' Department of Computer Science and Communication Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto 860-8555, Japan. ' Department of Computer Science and Communication Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto 860-8555, Japan. ' Department of Computer Science and Communication Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto 860-8555, Japan. ' Department of Computer Science and Communication Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto 860-8555, Japan

Abstract: In this paper, we illustrate the design and implementation of a system for finding appropriate tags to photos uploaded and shared in Flickr in detail. If a photo in Flickr can have good tags, it can be accessed by many users. However, it may be a difficult task to put many good tags to a photo. Our system discussed in this paper observes Web browsing behaviour of a user and attempts to make tag recommendation to photos automatically. Hierarchical clustering is exploited in our implementation. Some experimental results are reported for showing the effectiveness of our system.

Keywords: tag recommendation; Web browsing; browsing behaviour; hierarchical clustering; Flickr; photo tags; photographs.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWGS.2011.038385

International Journal of Web and Grid Services, 2011 Vol.7 No.1, pp.75 - 90

Available online: 01 Feb 2011 *

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