Logo der Universität Wien

Semantic Tagging on Historical Maps

Abstract

Tags assigned by users to shared content can be ambiguous. As a possible solution, we propose semantic tagging as a collaborative process in which a user selects and associates Web resources drawn from a knowledge context. We applied this general technique in the specific context of online his- torical maps and allowed users to annotate and tag them. To study the effects of semantic tagging on tag production, the types and categories of obtained tags, and user task load, we conducted an in-lab within-subject experiment with 24 par- ticipants who annotated and tagged two distinct maps. We found that the semantic tagging implementation does not af- fect these parameters, while providing tagging relationships to well-defined concept definitions. Compared to label-based tagging, our technique also gathers positive and negative tag- ging relationships. We believe that our findings carry impli- cations for designers who want to adopt semantic tagging in other contexts and systems on the Web.

Grafik Top
Authors
Grafik Top
Projects
Grafik Top
Citation
Category
Paper in Conference Proceedings or in Workshop Proceedings (Paper)
Event Title
ACM Web Science 2013
Divisions
Multimedia Information Systems
Subjects
Webentwicklung, Webanwendungen
Webmanagement
Event Location
Paris
Event Type
Conference
Publisher
ACM
Date
1 May 2013
Export
Grafik Top
Contact us
Faculty of Computer Science
University of Vienna

Währinger Straße 29
A-1090 Vienna