Exploiting Tagging in Ontology-based e-Learning

Nicola Capuano, Angelo Gaeta, Francesco Orciuoli, Stefano Paolozzi



The ontologies are used to state the meaning of the terms used in data produced, shared and consumed within the context of Semantic Web applications. The folksonomies instead are an emergent phenomenon of the Social Web and represent the result of free tagging of information and objects in a social environment. Both ontologies and folksonomies are considered useful mechanisms to manage the information and are pretty always exploited, independently, in several areas of interest in order to cope with different problems related to searching, filtering, categorization and organization of content within some applications for e-commerce, e-learning, e-science, etc. In our opinion the two mechanisms are not in opposition but could be synergically used. In this paper we propose an approach based on the convergence between ontologies and folksonomies in order to improve personalised e-learning processes.


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Paper Citation

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Capuano N., Gaeta A., Orciuoli F. and Paolozzi S. (2009). Exploiting Tagging in Ontology-based e-Learning . In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Ontology for e-Technologies OET 2009 - Volume 1: OET, (ICEIS 2009) ISBN 978-989-8111-96-8, pages 3-12. DOI: 10.5220/0002222000030012

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author={Nicola Capuano and Angelo Gaeta and Francesco Orciuoli and Stefano Paolozzi},
title={Exploiting Tagging in Ontology-based e-Learning},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Ontology for e-Technologies OET 2009 - Volume 1: OET, (ICEIS 2009)},

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JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Ontology for e-Technologies OET 2009 - Volume 1: OET, (ICEIS 2009)
TI - Exploiting Tagging in Ontology-based e-Learning
SN - 978-989-8111-96-8
AU - Capuano N.
AU - Gaeta A.
AU - Orciuoli F.
AU - Paolozzi S.
PY - 2009
SP - 3
EP - 12
DO - 10.5220/0002222000030012