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FaceTag at IASummit 2007

FaceTag is a working prototype of a semantic collaborative tagging tool conceived for bookmarking information architecture resources. It aims to show how the flat keywords space of user-generated tags can be effectively mixed with a richer faceted classification scheme to improve the system information architecture



Talking at the IA Summit 2007
http://www.infospaces.it/wordpress/topics/information-architecture/143

Quick post to say that today I’m gonna talk at the IA Summit in Las Vegas. IA Summit is the biggest conference for information architects (800 visitors for three main tracks + a flexible one). I’ll present the new developments and preliminary findings of FaceTag but this time to a really international and expert audience.

You know, pretty scaring but also exciting to be in the middle of a crowd of Americans talking about new things.

We (Italy but other countries as well) have to stop considering ourselves as the worst people on this world from a technology and innovation perspective. We have to stop crying and start pushing the revolution in this global scenario.

Italians can do pretty great things.

FaceTag: Integrating Bottom-up and Top-down Classification in a Social Tagging System

FaceTag is a working prototype of a semantic collaborative tagging tool conceived for bookmarking information architecture resources.
It aims to show how the widespread homogeneous and flat keywords' space created by users while tagging can be effectively mixed with a richer faceted classification scheme to improve the �information scent� and �berrypicking� capabilities of the system. The additional semantic structure is aggregated both implicitly observing user behaviour and explicitly introducing a compelling user experience that facilitates the end-user creation of relationships between tags.
FaceTag current implementation is written in PHP / SQL and includes an open API which allows querying and integration from other applications



Papers and documents
FaceTag, Las Vegas IA Summit 2007 :: [PDF]
http://www.facetag.org/download/facetag-20070325.pdf
FaceTag interface demo video [opens in new window] :: [SWF]
http://www.facetag.org/download/facetag.swf