- •Ontology ical Architecture of Tags: Are tags, as they are widely described, a superset overlaying an underlying ontology? Or are ontologies and tags applied in a similar way?
- •Metadata use: Where do the symbols come from? What sort of a group/community uses terminology stably? What are the preconditions for that to occur?
- •Tag Clouds: If there's so much variation, then what's the point of the tag cloud? Is the first use made of a tag similar to any more widespread application of the term? Is this how the tag was meant to be used?
- •Tags as Communication Device: Is tagging an activity to integrate an individual's past, present and (anticipated) future experience?
Questions that will be discussed among panelists and with the audience will focus on looking at tags as a way of communicating information between users. Within a group of users, are the most popular terms the tags that would be used, and why do we assume that the most popular terms were most useful? More questions below.