Benz, D.; Tso, K. H. L. & Schmidt-Thieme, L.: Automatic Bookmark Classification - A Collaborative Approach. Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop in Innovations in Web Infrastructure (IWI2) at WWW2006. Edinburgh, Scotland: 2006
Bookmarks (or Favorites, Hotlists) are a popular strategy to relocate interesting websites on the WWW by creating a personalized local URL repository. Most current browsers offer a facility to store and manage bookmarks in a hierarchy of folders; though, with growing size, users reportedly have trouble to create and maintain a stable taxonomy. This paper presents a novel collaborative approach to ease bookmark management, especially the “classification�? of new bookmarks into a folder. We propose a methodology to realize the collaborative classification idea of considering how similar users have classified a bookmark. A combination of nearest-neighbour-classifiers is used to derive a recommendation from similar users on where to store a new bookmark. Additionally, a procedure to generate keyword recommendations is proposed to ease the annotation of new bookmarks. A prototype system called CariBo has been implemented as a plugin of the central bookmark server software SiteBar. A case study conducted with real user data supports the validity of the approach.
Hotho, A.; Jäschke, R.; Schmitz, C. & Stumme, G.: Emergent Semantics in BibSonomy. In: Hochberger, C. & Liskowsky, R. (Hrsg.): Informatik 2006 - Informatik für Menschen. Band 2. Bonn: Gesellschaft für Informatik, 2006 (Lecture Notes in Informatics P-94)
Social bookmark tools are rapidly emerging on the Web. In suchsystems users are setting up lightweight conceptual structurescalled folksonomies. The reason for their immediate success is thefact that no specific skills are needed for participating. In thispaper we specify a formal model for folksonomies, briefly describeour own system BibSonomy, which allows for sharing both bookmarks andpublication references, and discuss first steps towards emergent semantics.
Hotho, A.; Jäschke, R.; Schmitz, C. & Stumme, G.: Trend Detection in Folksonomies. In: Avrithis, Y. S.; Kompatsiaris, Y.; Staab, S. & O'Connor, N. E. (Hrsg.): Proc. First International Conference on Semantics And Digital Media Technology (SAMT) . Heidelberg: Springer, 2006 (LNCS 4306), S. 56-70
As the number of resources on the web exceeds by far the number ofdocuments one can track, it becomes increasingly difficult to remainup to date on ones own areas of interest. The problem becomes moresevere with the increasing fraction of multimedia data, from whichit is difficult to extract some conceptual description of theircontents.One way to overcome this problem are social bookmark tools, whichare rapidly emerging on the web. In such systems, users are settingup lightweight conceptual structures called folksonomies, andovercome thus the knowledge acquisition bottleneck. As more and morepeople participate in the effort, the use of a common vocabularybecomes more and more stable. We present an approach for discoveringtopic-specific trends within folksonomies. It is based on adifferential adaptation of the PageRank algorithm to the triadichypergraph structure of a folksonomy. The approach allows for anykind of data, as it does not rely on the internal structure of thedocuments. In particular, this allows to consider different datatypes in the same analysis step. We run experiments on a large-scalereal-world snapshot of a social bookmarking system.