Upper Tag Ontology (UTO) For Integrating Social Tagging Data [article]

Ying Ding , Erjia Yan School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA, Institute of Computer Science, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria, Division of Information Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
2010 arXiv   pre-print
Data integration and mediation have become central concerns of information technology over the past few decades. With the advent of the Web and the rapid increases in the amount of data and the number of Web documents and users, researchers have focused on enhancing the interoperability of data through the development of metadata schemes. Other researchers have looked to the wealth of metadata generated by bookmarking sites on the Social Web. While several existing ontologies capitalize on the
more » ... emantics of metadata created by tagging activities, the Upper Tag Ontology (UTO) emphasizes the structure of tagging activities to facilitate modeling of tagging data and the integration of data from different bookmarking sites as well as the alignment of tagging ontologies. UTO is described and its utility in harvesting, modeling, integrating, searching and analyzing data is demonstrated with metadata harvested from three major social tagging systems (Delicious, Flickr and YouTube).
arXiv:1012.4875v1 fatcat:qb4mlhb55fdibobthmvjopzoqe