Logsonomy - Social Information Retrieval with Logdata
Krause, B.; Jäschke, R.; Hotho, A. & Stumme, G.
, 'HT '08: Proceedings of the nineteenth ACM conference on Hypertext and hypermedia', ACM, New York, NY, USA, [], 157-166 (2008) [pdf]
Social bookmarking systems constitute an established
rt of the Web 2.0. In such systems
ers describe bookmarks by keywords
lled tags. The structure behind these social
stems, called folksonomies, can be viewed
a tripartite hypergraph of user, tag and resource
des. This underlying network shows
ecific structural properties that explain its
owth and the possibility of serendipitous
day’s search engines represent the gateway
retrieve information from the World Wide
b. Short queries typically consisting of
o to three words describe a user’s information
ed. In response to the displayed
sults of the search engine, users click on
e links of the result page as they expect
e answer to be of relevance.
is clickdata can be represented as a folksonomy
which queries are descriptions of
icked URLs. The resulting network structure,
ich we will term logsonomy is very
milar to the one of folksonomies. In order
find out about its properties, we analyze
e topological characteristics of the tripartite
pergraph of queries, users and bookmarks
a large snapshot of and
query logs of two large search engines.
l of the three datasets show small world
operties. The tagging behavior of users,
ich is explained by preferential attachment
the tags in social bookmark systems, is
flected in the distribution of single query
rds in search engines. We can conclude
at the clicking behaviour of search engine
ers based on the displayed search results
d the tagging behaviour of social bookmarking
ers is driven by similar dynamics.