In this chapter, we examine the history and theory underlying social tagging as annotation; firstly from the perspective of classification research (CR), and secondly from the perspective of knowledge representation (KR) and knowledge management (KM). Using the context meta-model of the annotation, we demonstrate that the model is adequately represented in existing KR theory; specifically, from the perspective of socially constructed meaning in community networks. Furthermore, this set of tagging representations - triadic networks of individual, object and annotation – are well-explored throughout the KR domain. In contradistinction to many commentators, we conclude that social tagging may effectively be explored via a multidisciplinary approach linking KR and CR creating an open domain network.
|Translated title of the contribution||Tagging in Context: Information Management across Community Networks|
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Research on Social Interaction Technologies and Collaboration Software: Concepts and Trends|
|Editors||T. Dumova, R. Fiordo|
|Publisher||Information Science Reference|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
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Other identifier: 2000934