E-Tagging in Context; Information Management across Community Networks

E-Tagging in Context; Information Management across Community Networks

Heather D. Pfeiffer (New Mexico State University, USA) and Emma L. Tonkin (University of Bath, UK)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-100-3.ch419

Abstract

This chapter examines social tagging as annotation; first from the perspective of classification research; and second from the perspective of knowledge representation and knowledge management. Using the context meta-model of the annotation, the authors demonstrate that the model is adequately represented in existing knowledge representation theory; specifically, from the perspective of socially constructed meaning in community networks. Furthermore, the set of tagging representations (that is, triadic networks of the individual, object, and annotation) are explored throughout the knowledge representation domain. In contrast to many commentators, the authors of this chapter conclude that social tagging may effectively be explored via a multidisciplinary approach linking knowledge representation and classifi- cation research and creating an open domain network.

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