Monday, May 02, 2005

Free Tagging Paper

The paper The New School of Ontologies by Nick Mote has some problems. He seems to be confused about different types of controlled vocabularies. He states "Instead of requiring that the contributor adapt to the ontology, folksonomies adapt the ontology to the contributors." Folksonomies are far from generating a thesaurus never mind an ontology. That is not to say they are not useful and have their place, I'd love to get one on our library catalog, but they will never have the structure of more sophisticated structures.

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