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Verbal and Semantic Processes in Social Tagging

January 28, 2015 Leave a comment Go to comments

What happens when people tag resources on the Web? Do they just mindlessly copy other people’s tags, or do they generate tags from a deliberate and meaningful activity? In fact they do both.

Seitlinger, P., Ley, T., & Albert, D. (2015). Verbatim and Semantic Imitation in Indexing Resources on the Web: A fuzzy-trace account of social tagging. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 29(1), 32–48. doi:10.1002/acp.3067

In this publication, we have invented a method which allows us to look into people’s heads when they tag. And we don’t need an fMRI Scanner to do it.

And in another recent publication we have shown that a recommender service that is based on both verbal and semantic processing actually performs better than many alternative approaches.

Kowald, D., Seitlinger, P., Kopeinik, S., Ley, T., & Trattner, C. (2015). Forgetting the Words but Remembering the Meaning: Modeling Forgetting in a Verbal and Semantic Tag Recommender. In M. Atzmueller, A. Chin, C. Scholz, & C. Trattner (Eds.), Mining, Modeling, and Recommending “Things” in Social Media (Vol. 8940, pp. 75–95). Heidelberg: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-14723-9

A very nice interdisciplinary work that has lead to high level publications in cognitive psychology (ACP), HCI (CHI) and Knowledge Management (CIKM). The main work was done in the MERITS project by Paul Seitlinger.

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