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A Study on Community Formation in Collaborative Tagging Systems

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4 Author(s)
Christo Dichev ; Winston-Salem State Univ., Salem, NC ; Jinsheng Xu ; Darina Dicheva ; Jinghua Zhang

Current collaborative tagging systems do not allow community members to easily view available data related to their communities. In this paper, we present our study on community formation centered around common interests, utilizing data from We propose an approach to clustering tags and users based on their similarity. We also report some practical results related to implicit grouping of tags and users.

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Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, 2008. WI-IAT '08. IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on  (Volume:3 )

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9-12 Dec. 2008