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Verbal and Semantic Processes in Social Tagging

January 28, 2015 Leave a comment

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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Scaling Up Learning for Sustained Impact – Springer Book is Out!

October 11, 2013 Leave a comment

Scaling Up Learning for Sustained Impact

Scaling Up Learning for Sustained Impact – the proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Technology-enhanced Learning (EC-TEL)  – have been published by Springer. I co-edited the book together with Davinia Hernández-Leo, Ralf Klamma and Andreas Harrer.

The book makes available all the selected papers we had at EC-TEL this year.  This was a great effort by all programme committee members as we had a record number of 194 submissions in the review categories this year leading to 542 reviews that were performed.

We therefore had an acceptance rate for full papers of 22.8%. I think this shows that EC-TEL has become a great quality conference over the years.

I thank all the co-organizers as well as all members of the programme committee for such a great effort.

The book can be downloaded from the Springer Link Library:  http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-642-40814-4

Paper at CIKM 2013: Recommending Tags with a Model of Human Categorization

August 13, 2013 1 comment

This is a great example of successful interdisciplinary research! Paul Seitlinger started out with a psychological model of how people process tags in social web environments. We formalized the model and then conducted a few experiments to validate the model, published at ECCE and CHI.

Thanks to a very successful cooperation with colleagues at TU Graz, we now made it to one of the premier computer science conferences on information and knowledge management with a recommender that is based on these models.

Now it will be used in the Learning Layers project to give intelligent recommendations during human sensemaking tasks.

Seitlinger, P., Kowald, D., Trattner, C., & Ley, T. (2013). Recommending Tags with a Model of Human Categorization. In Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM’13, Oct. 27–Nov. 1, 2013, San Francisco, CA, USA. (p. in press). New York: ACM Press.

Springer Edited Book on Open and Social Technologies for Networked Learning is out!

May 10, 2013 Leave a comment

Open and Social Technologies BookSpringer Edited Book on Open and Social Technologies for Networked Learning is out!

The book contains selected and revised papers from our conference in Tallinn last year. Thanks also to the co-editors, Mikko, Mart and Arthur, and to all authors!

Ley, T., Ruohonen, M., Laanpere, M., & Tatnall, A. (Eds.). (2013). Open and Social Technologies for Networked Learning. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-37285-8