The Name Game – Where Folksonomy Meets Taxonomy

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  2. Hi, I am regularly enjoying to read your netry about Dogear. As a matter of fact, my blog is named after Dogear in Japanse. Appreciatte your continued posting on this subject. BEst regards.

  3. Thanks a lot, Sarada-san, for dropping by and for the feedback comments and the trackback ! Welcome to elsua! I really appreciate your feedback and I just wished I would be able to understand Japanese to enjoy reading some more of your weblog posts! Perhaps one of these days I will get busy with it. Who knows! Either way, thanks a bunch for the feedback. Greatly appreciated!

    Thanks a lot as well, Dennis, for dropping by and for sharing the web link. Actually, funny that you should mention that link to your weblog because that was going to be one of the subjects for an upcoming weblog post I am working on already. I saw the post earlier on this week and thought you had some great thoughts put together as well. So stay tuned because I will be adding some of my thoughts very shortly. Again, I appreciate your feedback and the mentioning over at your weblog. Excellent stuff !

  4. Luis, this thread is leaading to a solution for a problem that was (first) aired in the
    early ’80s in the IBM internal VM Forums – after IBM introduced ‘Enterprise Office’
    aka DISSOS) in 1979 we realised that electronically filing all the documents created in an
    organisation wasn’t much good if you couldn’t retrieve them easily. STAIRS/SearchManager were
    too much overhead as the document volumes increased.
    We started discussing the need for 3 levels of document metadata:
    1. document specific taxonomy
    2. system generated metadata (eg organisational position data from the corporate LDAP)
    and
    3. User generated metadata.
    Your Folksonomy and the developing tools such as Dogear etc. are heading in the right direction.
    All we need to do is to get the system generated metadata linked in so users aren’t asked
    to re-enter that is already known! (LDAP – Positional authority vs personal authority).
    Keep it up.

  5. Hi Peter ! Thanks ever so much for the thoughtful comments and for dropping by ! Welcome to elsua!

    Appreciated that trip down the memory lane, even though I haven’t been that long in the company it surely brings some good memories when I first got started working on a VM department and got quite an exposure to the good old VM Forums. Ahhh, those were the times 😉

    “Your Folksonomy and the developing tools such as Dogear etc. are heading in the right direction. All we need to do is to get the system generated metadata linked in so users aren’t asked to re-enter that is already known!”

    Funny that you should mention that because that is exactly what is happening and although I cannot say much, at least, not yet, I can say that same trend of thought is what is actually going on with several tagging tools available internally. They are all coming together to terms on how to get the most out of that tagging and how it would interact with that metadata already available so that if anything it would augment everything that has been put together so far in that particular space. Fascinating !

    As I have mentioned elsewhere already I am actually going to keep up talking about this particular subject as we go along as I am sure that plenty of people would benefit from some of the ideas and also get some interesting points of view ahead of us. Thus stay tuned because there is more!

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