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Crowdsourcing Taxonomies

Crowdsourcing Taxonomies

This video was recorded at 9th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), Heraklion 2012. Taxonomies are a useful mechanism to organize, evaluate, and search web content. As such, many popular classes of web applications, from product categorization, similar-product comparative pricing, localized services, to vertical or enterprise search, utilize them. However, their manual generation and maintenance by experts is a time-costly and cumbersome procedure, often resulting in platform-dependent and static vocabularies. Hence lots of research has been focusing currently on more flexible and dynamic methods to develop them, as evidenced for example by the huge interest of folksonomies within the social media realm. We propose a new approach for constructing taxonomies. Our idea stems from the... Show More

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