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Folksonomies are a set of terms (called tags) collected from Natural Language. These tags are used to describe web resources semantically.
The term belongs to the Social Web vocabulary. In social tagging, users describe their own or external social web resources with tags.
Term coined by Thomas Van Der Wal, merging the terms folk (people) and taxonomy.
Folksonomies and ontologies:
The goal of Folksontologies is to build ontologies from folksonomies. This implies linking every tag from a folksonomy with semantic relationships. This achieves shared conceptualizations for user groups.
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Jorge Morato (5/11/2009)
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