Computational and Crowdsourcing Methods for Extracting Ontological Structure from Folksonomy [chapter]

Huairen Lin, Joseph Davis
2010 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper investigates the unification of folksonomies and ontologies in such a way that the resulting structures can better support exploration and search on the World Wide Web. First, an integrated computational method is employed to extract the ontological structures from folksonomies. It exploits the power of low support association rule mining supplemented by an upper ontology such as WordNet. Promising results have been obtained from experiments using tag datasets from Flickr and
more » ... e. Next, a crowdsourcing method is introduced to channel online users' search efforts to help evolve the extracted ontology. 1 flickr.com Flickr is an online photo management and sharing application. 2 delicious.com Delicious is a social bookmarking service.
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-13489-0_46 fatcat:ua4xbmger5f4vmvspssywvlb74