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New Technology of Library and Information Service  2007, Vol. 2 Issue (7): 1-4    DOI: 10.11925/infotech.1003-3513.2007.07.01
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Study on the Mechanism of Social Tagging in Connotea
Zhang Mei1,2  Zhang Xiaolin1
1(National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080, China)
2(Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China)
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Using connotea as a social tagging test bed, the resources and users are analyzed, patterns are discovered to show the broad resource coverage of tags, strong co-occurrence of tags, high tagging activity among active users, low average tags per resource, regular shifts of users’ tagging interests, and high usage of thesauri terms by users in scientific fields. Suggestions are made to improve structural relations among tags, and to increase tagging granularity.

Key wordsConnotea      Social tagging      Folksonomy      tags      Users&rsquo      behavior     
Received: 03 March 2007      Published: 25 July 2007


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Zhang Mei,Zhang Xiaolin. Study on the Mechanism of Social Tagging in Connotea. New Technology of Library and Information Service, 2007, 2(7): 1-4.

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