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Helping online communities to semantically enrich folksonomies by Freddy Limpens, Fabien Gandon, and Michel Buffa.
This paper presents our approach to collaborative and semiautomated semantic structuring of folksonomies. Tags freely provided by users of online communities are not semantically linked, and this hinders signi cantly the potentials for browsing and exploring these data. We propose a sociotechnical system combining automatic handlings of tags, using state of the art algorithm, and user friendly interfaces designed after a careful analysis of the usage of our target communities. Much like folksonomies, our socio-technical system lets each user maintain his own view while still bene ting from others contributions. As a complement to similar approaches, our approach supports conicting point of views all along the life-cycle of semantically enriched folksonomies.The March/April 2010 Issue of CLIR Issues (no. 74) includes By Any Other Name by CLIR President, Chuck Henry. Gary says it has "Some interesting thoughts on the role and importance of cataloging and classification in the digital age."