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Paper Title:
Finding Similar Pages in a Social Tagging Repository

Authors:

  • Alex Penev(NICTA and University of New South Wales)
  • Raymond K. Wong(NICTA and University of New South Wales)

Abstract:
Social tagging describes a community of users labeling web content with tags. It is a simple activity that enriches our knowledge about resources on the web. For a computer to help users search the tagged repository, it must know when tags are good or bad. We describe TagScore, a scoring function that rates the goodness of tags. The tags and their ratings give us a succinct synopsis for a page. We `find similar' pages in Del.icio.us by comparing synopses. Our approach gives good correlation to the full cosine similarity but is hundreds of times faster.

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