Fabian Abel, Nicola Henze, Daniel Krause:
A Novel Approach to Social Tagging: GroupMe!.

In: Proceedings of
4th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST 2008), Funchal, Madeira, Portugal (4th - 7th May 2008), May 2008

Common social tagging systems like Flickr, and others lately became very popular. The key benefits of these systems include that users get involved in the content creation process, can easily --- without overhead -- comment or annotate Web content, share resources with fellow users, and benefit from the comments / annotations of other users with improved retrieval support. With GroupMe! we extend the idea of current social tagging systems by enabling users to not only tag Web resources they are interested in, but also to create collections (groups) of these Web resources by simple drag & drop operations. The grouping metaphor is intuitive and easy for the users, and our evaluation shows that users appreciate the grouping facility, and use this feature to organize and structure Web content. Technically, the grouping of resources carries valuable information about Web resources and their relations, and can be exploited to improve the mining of Web content, e.g. for search and retrieval.



	author = {Fabian Abel and Nicola Henze and Daniel Krause},
	title = {A Novel Approach to Social Tagging: GroupMe!},
	booktitle = {Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal (4th--7th May 2008)},
	year = {2008},
	url = {}

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