[Fwd: Power-law tagging - part 2]

From: Stefano Mazzocchi <stefanom_at_mit.edu>
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 12:11:18 -0500


Ben has been very curious about folksonomies lately and I find the
charts that he generated from real-life del.icio.us data to be very
thought provoking.

Adding tagging capabilities to Piggy-Bank is already in the pipeline and
knowing that tagging (at least on first order) follows a power law
distribution might give important clues on how to design the UI to
reduce to a minimum the metadata-tax.

One note, though: power-laws all look the same. What would be even more
interesting (to me, at least) is to transform this data into a different
spectral realm (not sure Laplace would do it.... maybe Daubechies... boy
so many things to do, so little time :-)

Anyway, Ben, is the data available? (maybe in RDF,hint hint ;-)

Stefano Mazzocchi
Research Scientist                 Digital Libraries Research Group
Massachusetts Institute of Technology            location: E25-131C
77 Massachusetts Ave                   telephone: +1 (617) 253-1096
Cambridge, MA  02139-4307              email: stefanom at mit . edu
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