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Automated Ontology Structure In Folksonomy

Automated Ontology Structure In Folksonomy

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This is my University of Amsterdam New Media Master's thesis. Available for everyone interested in mixed folksonomy/ontology Web organization.

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The purpose of this research is to evaluate automated folksonomy refinement through algorithms, which constitutes a hybrid folksonomy/ontology Web organization. While in most contemporary literature folksonomy and classic taxonomic organization are opposed, this study attempts to combine these approaches to theorize a richer Web organization than either of the two could realize alone. Hybrid functionality arises through intricate cooperation between humans and algorithm automation. A hybrid combines multiple previously unconnected systems to form an interoperating whole. These principles are also applied to reflect on the possibility of realizing the Semantic Web through user annotation. Results include hybrid functionality being advantageous for enriching single platforms (for instance, photography website Flickr). However, application of tag semantics across platforms to realize the Semantic Web is problematic due to possible incompatibility. Instead, this research reflects on a bottom-up approach for the Semantic Web, but dismisses this approach because of the enormous amounts of users necessary for meaningfully annotating every website.
This is my University of Amsterdam New Media Master's thesis. Available for everyone interested in mixed folksonomy/ontology Web organization.

Abstract
The purpose of this research is to evaluate automated folksonomy refinement through algorithms, which constitutes a hybrid folksonomy/ontology Web organization. While in most contemporary literature folksonomy and classic taxonomic organization are opposed, this study attempts to combine these approaches to theorize a richer Web organization than either of the two could realize alone. Hybrid functionality arises through intricate cooperation between humans and algorithm automation. A hybrid combines multiple previously unconnected systems to form an interoperating whole. These principles are also applied to reflect on the possibility of realizing the Semantic Web through user annotation. Results include hybrid functionality being advantageous for enriching single platforms (for instance, photography website Flickr). However, application of tag semantics across platforms to realize the Semantic Web is problematic due to possible incompatibility. Instead, this research reflects on a bottom-up approach for the Semantic Web, but dismisses this approach because of the enormous amounts of users necessary for meaningfully annotating every website.

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Automated Ontology Structure In Folksonomy
Reflections on folksonomy/ontology hybrids
New Media MA Thesis
Author Maarten HoogvlietStudent Number 5970024Email maartenhoogvliet@gmail.comSupervisor Dr. Thomas PoellSecond Reader Dr. Yuri EngelhardtDepartment Media Studies, Humanities Faculty, University of AmsterdamDate August 16, 2010Word Count 17596
 
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Abstract
The purpose of this research is to evaluate automated folksonomy refinement throughalgorithms, which constitutes a hybrid folksonomy/ontology Web organization. While inmost contemporary literature folksonomy and classic taxonomic organization areopposed, this study attempts to combine these approaches to theorize a richer Weborganization than either of the two could realize alone. Hybrid functionality arisesthrough intricate cooperation between humans and algorithm automation. A hybridcombines multiple previously unconnected systems to form an interoperating whole.These principles are also applied to reflect on the possibility of realizing the SemanticWeb through user annotation. Results include hybrid functionality being advantageousfor enriching single platforms (for instance, photography website Flickr). However,application of tag semantics across platforms to realize the Semantic Web is problematicdue to possible incompatibility. Instead, this research reflects on a bottom-up approachfor the Semantic Web, but dismisses this approach because of the enormous amounts of users necessary for meaningfully annotating every website.
Keywords
 Folksonomy, Tagging, Taxonomy, Ontology, Hybrid, Semantic Web
 
 
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Contents
 Introduction
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 Chapter 1: Theoretical Framework 
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1.1
 
Folksonomy vs. Taxonomy 111.1.1
 
The Workings of Folksonomy 111.1.2
 
The Nature of Folksonomy 121.1.3
 
Taxonomy Critique 141.1.4
 
Taxonomy/Ontology Definition 161.1.5
 
Folksonomy Critique 191.2
 
Folksonomy/Ontology Combination 201.2.1
 
How? 211.2.2
 
Why? 221.3
 
Hybrid Algorithms and the Semantic Web 241.4
 
Methods 28
Chapter 2: Algorithm Implications
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2.1 Folksonomy Complying with Ontology or Vice-versa? 302.2 Multiple Systems Colliding 352.2.1 The Human/Machine Ratio in Third Parties 352.2.2 Third Party Completeness and Usefulness 372.3 A Stable Hybrid System? 40
Chapter 3: Automating Folksonomy and The Semantic Web
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3.1 Semantic Web Characteristics 453.2 Cross-Application Hybrids? 48

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