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Towards holistic knowledge creation and interchange Part I: Socio-semantic collaborative tagging


By murray - Posted on 12 October 2007

Fuzzzy.com is a social bookmarking website with a simplified loose ontology for categorization of hyperlinks. In a shared online space users of Fuzzzy continuously create metadata in a bottom-up approach. The semantic network of tags created by users evolves into a people’s fuzzy common ontology (“folktology”). We discuss several issues related to the social aspects of Topic Maps and scalability by analyzing the use of the system. We further argue that holistic knowledge creation and interchange is highly needed and feasible with Topic Maps and Web Services. Our results from Fuzzzy suggest that connecting distributed and well-defined communities of dedicated users can help to realize holistic knowledge creation and interchange.