• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2019, Volume: 12, Issue: 43, Pages: 1-16

Original Article

Core Architecture and Design Issues of Collaborative Tagging Applications


Objectives: Collaborative social tagging applications like Flickr, Del.icio.us, Pinterest, and Technorati have gained popularity among people in a very short period. The primary reason is the sharing and provision of metadata in the form of tags taking advantage of users’ own vocabulary. There are two major benefits of user assigned tags, firstly, it enhances the understandability of the resources and secondly, it is used for search and retrieval. The study focuses on the analysis of aspects such as design decisions, candidate solutions, their implications on different important aspects of collaborative system, and available relevant technologies. Method/statistical analysis: This study gives review of the architectural and design aspects of collaborative tagging systems. Findings: The right choice of design decisions and technologies will greatly influence the performance of the systems and will be a step towards a well-built folksonomy system. Application/ improvement: Our study will be beneficial for researchers, designers, and developers of collaborative tagging applications.
Keywords: Collaborative Tagging Application, Collaborative Application Design, Architecture, Folksonomy, Social Networks


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