On Mar 31, 2010, at 12:43 PM, Duane Nickull wrote:
I use keyword
& tag as synonyms.
Although I see this assumption would be a little difficult to squeeze
out of WordNet,
where keyword is spelled key word & not associated with tag.
> Watching how we collectively interact
> is more important than weighting keywords, tags etc.
One of the unaddressed issues with tags is that language moves over
e.g. EAM > ADP > EDP > MIS > IT > IS > ?Cloud Computing?
>> Are there tagging disambiguation mechanisms? I certainly haven't
>> found any &
>> I've been using tags for 20 years.
> DN: Tagging is never going to be 100% accurate. Even if you agree
> on a term
> and tag for a resource, in differing contexts it is not going to
> work. You
> may not find what I find "funny".
My personal progression
In 1990 I started to use a Macintosh tool that offered tags (labeled
keywords in their
lexicon) in this form:
There was a maximum of 11 Keynames (which was not a practical
& unlimited Keywords as far as I can tell.
Given this product was built on the whimpy mid 1980s Mac platform,
approach was very robust. I could easily find stuff that I'd
forgotten for years.
BUT... over time I accumulated some 800 Keywords. There was no
mechanism other than my personal diligence, or lack thereof.
In 2006 I shifted to a product with a keyword/tagging mechanism
that's about on
par with the 1985 (twenty years earlier) functionality. It's better,
but not hugely better.
With the new system I promptly
stepped into this cow-pie... I put in
a tag for
"SaaS" (software as a service) & began collecting companies with that
Time passed & I then put in a tag for "Cloud Computing" & began
THEN... I happened to notice that I had BOTH "Cloud Computing" and
when (at least in my context) these are synonyms. [I have had an
that Cloud & SaaS are in fact different... but not for my context.]
Again there is no mechanism to manage the collection of tags other
eyeball. At least one obvious challenge is the "below the fold"
Computing is at the top of a long list & SaaS is at the bottom. Out-
In an ideal situation there would be some sort of catalog librarian
place... when an allegedly
"new" tag is presented the FIRST response is
to assume it's LIKE something I already have.
So... to date...
keywords/tags lack a disambiguation/multiple meanings mechanism
they also lack a redundancy control mechanism
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