Tagging of Biomedical Articles on CiteULike: A Comparison of User, Author and Professional Indexing

Kipp, Margaret E.I. Tagging of Biomedical Articles on CiteULike: A Comparison of User, Author and Professional Indexing. Knowledge Organization, 2011, vol. 38. (In Press) [Journal article (Paginated)]


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This paper examines the context of online indexing from the viewpoint of three different groups: users, authors, and professional indexers. User tags, author keywords and descriptors were collected from academic journal articles, which were both indexed in Pubmed and tagged on CiteULike, and analysed. Descriptive statistics, informetric measures, and thesaural term comparison shows that there are important differences in the use of keywords between the three groups in addition to similarities which can be used to enhance support for search and browse. While tags and author keywords were found that matched descriptors exactly, other terms which did not match but provided important expansion to the indexing lexicon were found. These additional terms could be used to enhance support for searching and browsing in article databases as well as to provide invaluable data for entry vocabulary and emergent terminology for regular updates to indexing systems. Additionally, the study suggests that tags support organisation by association to task, projects and subject while making important connections to traditional systems which classify into subject categories.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: tagging, citeulike, author keywords, descriptors, indexing
Subjects: I. Information treatment for information services > ID. Knowledge representation.
Depositing user: Margaret E. I. Kipp
Date deposited: 31 Dec 2010
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:18
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/15227


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