Facette : using facets to improve tag-based bookmarking
Author(s)Lai, Peter (Peter J.)
Using facets to improve tag-based bookmarking
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
David R. Karger.
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Facette is a web service that uses facets to enhance the organizational capabilities of tag-based bookmarking systems. As with other bookmarking services, Facette allows users to associate tags with bookmarks to assist the retrieval of information. Facette also allows users to classify tags through use of facets. To create these facets, Facette introduces a method of facet creation called free faceted tagging. To assist the classification of tags using facets, Facette extends the concept of collaborative tagging and introduces the concept of collaborative faceting. For ease of implementation, Facette is implemented as an augmentation of Delicious' tagging system. Faceted information is saved to Delicious through use of new tag syntax. Faceted information is retrieved from Delicious through use of Delicious's API. Since its public debut on February 16th, 2009, Facette has successfully assisted the use of faceted tagging. Facette has been used by several hundred Delicious users. Facette's tagging interface has led to the bookmarking of thousands of pages with thousands of faceted tags. Overall, Facette has successfully encouraged the creation of faceted information.
Thesis (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2009.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (p. 51-52).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.