While at Yahoo! Research I was involved in various projects on analyzing, extending and utilizing tagging of Flickr photos. We analyzed what type of tags users applied to their photos and devised a method for classifying those tags into semantic categories. We developed two prototypes, one for tag recommendation and and one for tag based browsing of photos. We started our tag analysis by mapping tags to WordNet broad categories and found out that while users annotations are sparse, they…
Simon Overell, Börkur Sigurbjörnsson, and Roelof van Zwol.
Classifying Tags using Open Content Resources.
In: Proceedings of the Second ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM 2009).