"Whether you realize it or not, you're already familiar with controlled vocabularies. The Library of Congress subject headings and Yahoo's search criteria are a couple of examples. So, as you've probably guessed by now, controlled vocabularies are predete
In an attempt to summarize the relationship among various metadata formats and how they relate to building Internet systems I wrote a glossary. I then ordered and tied the terms together with a bit of narrative to explain the relationships among the terms
At heart, a blog is just a database...But most blogs only divide up the information by time...for a reader, it's probably the least interesting way of reading. I've turned Ishbadiddle into a semantic web...categorized, coded, 1,385 keywords...
Discussion of flaws and potential solutions to using social bookmarking sites (from del.icio.us to digg) as folks monetize, abuse, trick, and tweak them: no uniform tagging conventions, flat tag structures (non-relational), overly-generalized tags (catego
Online reference managers are extraordinary productivity tools, but it would be a mistake to take this as their primary interest for the academic community. As it is often the case for social software services, online reference managers are becoming power
While professionally created metadata are often considered of high quality, it is costly in terms of time and effort to produce. User created metadata is a third approach, and this paper focuses on grassroots community classification of digital assets.