Ontology of Folksonomy – A New Modeling Method – SAAKM 2007


Ontologies and tagging systems are two different ways to organize the knowledge present in Web. The first one has a formal fundamental that derives from descriptive logic and artificial intelligence. The other one is simpler and it integrates heterogeneous contents, and it is based on the collaboration of users in the Web 2.0. In this paper we propose a method to model tagging systems like folksonomies using ontologies. In our proposal, structured information (ontologies) can be extracted from knowledge built in a simple and collaborative way (folksonomies). Furthermore, we provide an analytical expression to evaluate the system requirements to store the derived ontology.


Francisco Echarte, José Javier Astrain, Alberto Córdoba and Jesús Villadangos



Echarte, F., Astrain, J.J., Córdoba, A., Villadangos, J.: Ontology of Folksonomy: A New
Modeling Method. In: Semantic Authoring, Annotation and Knowledge Markup
(SAAKM 2007), Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, October 28-31 (2007)