Social Media & IR Applications
Joemon Jose (Joemon (point) Jose <at> glasgow (point) ac (point) uk)
School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow, Scotland
Wednesday 1 August 2012 at 11:30 AM
Salle 3195, Pavillon André-Aisenstadt
Current folksonomy-based search and recommendation models exploit the social tag space as a whole to retrieve those items relevant to a tag-based query or user profile, and do not take into consideration the purposes of tags. We hypothesise that a significant percentage of tags are noisy for content retrieval, and believe that the distinction of the personal intentions underlying the tags may be beneficial to improve the accuracy of search and recommendation processes.
We present a mechanism to automatically filter and classify raw tags in a set of purpose-oriented categories. We collected a representative dataset from Flickr social tagging system, and conducted an empirical study to categorise real tagging data, and evaluate whether the resultant tags categories really benefit a recommendation model using the Random Walk with Restarts method. The results show that content- and context-based tags are considered superior to subjective and organisational tags, achieving equivalent performance to using the whole tag space.
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