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Folksonomi på webben: indexeringskonsistens och konstruktion av taggar bland Delicious användare
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
Folksonomy on the web : indexing consistency and construction of tags among Delicious’ users (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim for this master’s thesis is to investigate the indexing consistency in a folksonomy Delicious. This is done by investigating how users construct tags. By applying a semiotic perspective and use analysis of content the occurrences of inflected forms, hyponymy, meronymy and users own tag creations were established. Lancaster’s seven factors is the starting point for the discussion about indexing and the factors that affects it in either a negative or positive way. The indexing consistency is calculated for the first twenty users of the five objects that are investigated. For the calculation Rolling’s method has been used but since it focuses on the indexing consistency between two users, it was adapted for the calculation of the average consistency of the first 20 users. The thesis results show that users prefer to use much the same words which mean that the average consistency for all objects is 28.34 %. Like professional indexers, the users of Delicious prefer to tag the objects with nouns and they often use the singular form. Problems arise when users create their own tags because many of these tags only occur one or two times for every object. This affects the indexing consistency in a negative way.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Borås/Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2010.
Series
Magisteruppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid institutionen Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1654-0247 ; 2009:76
Keywords [en]
folksonomi, delicious, indexering
Keywords [sv]
indexeringskonsistens, social taggning
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-19692Local ID: 2320/6008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-19692DiVA, id: diva2:1311626
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