FaceTag Integrating Bottom-up and Top-down Classification in a Social Tagging System IA Summit 2007 22-26 March, Las Vegas
The Long Tail Our culture and economy is increasingly shifting away from a focus on a relatively small number of "hits" at the head of the demand curve and toward a huge number of niches in the tail
Information seekers in large domains of objects express the desire of having to deal with meaningful groupings of related items, in order to quickly understand relationships and decide how to proceed [Marti Hearst 2006].
How to generate and navigate such groups from a flat set of objects is anyway a different matter.
Taxonomies, Clustering and Faceted Classification have been proposed in the past as useful techniques
The subject is freely deconstructed in several aspects
Each facet is chosen using the guidelines fixed by Ranganathan or CRG
The subject is deconstructed following a “general scheme”
“ General scheme” works as a prototype of every particular faceted scheme
Facets derived from the CRG general scheme Date Time [Country] Space People Agent Purposes, [Markets] (e.g. Industry, Health ...) Patient -- By-product Deliverables Product [Activities] Operation -- Process Themes Material Language Property -- Part Resource Types (e.g. online report, case study, blog...) Type [Documents, Resources] Thing FACETAG CRG
FaceTag facets date of publication (through a calendar) Date public administration health, education > conferences > www2006 Purposes Weinberger e. Reiss Morville People competitive analysis classification > facets web 2.0 > folksonomies information design > navigation design > breadcrumbs Themes predefined values (select box ISO Standard ISO 639-2) Language white paper case study blog > enterprise web Resource Types SAMPLES FACETAG FACET