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A Comparative analysis of user-generated and author-generated metadata for web resources†
Article first published online: 3 FEB 2011
Copyright © 2010 by American Society for Information Science and Technology
Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
Volume 47, Issue 1, pages 1–2, November/December 2010
How to Cite
He, B., Ding, Y., Milojević, S. and Jacob, E. K. (2010), A Comparative analysis of user-generated and author-generated metadata for web resources. Proc. Am. Soc. Info. Sci. Tech., 47: 1–2. doi: 10.1002/meet.14504701453
- Issue published online: 3 FEB 2011
- Article first published online: 3 FEB 2011
In this paper, we investigate the difference between metadata generated by users and authors. Delicious tags and HTML keyword META tags associated with the same set of web pages on topics related to semantic web are collected, forming two datasets (i.e., Delicious dataset and HTML dataset). Comparisons of the two datasets in micro and macro vocabulary overlap as well as classification of web pages are analyzed. The results show that (1) overlap between the two datasets exists; (2) non-overlapped tags in Delicious dataset reveal systematic deficiency of social tagging systems; non-overlapped tags in HTML dataset expose organization-oriented contents; and (3) Delicious dataset tends to cluster web pages according to their popularity and subject area while HTML dataset clusters the web pages according to different websites/authors.