Tagging comes of age at the World Wide Web conference

I have been looking over the program for the workshop on tagging at the World Wide Web conference, and I am amazed at the diversity and quality of the papers that will be presented there.

This is one of the reasons I enjoy working on tagging – the topic seems to attract the interest of practitioners, builder of systems and researchers. I am honored and more than a little overwhelmed to be the keynote speaker for the workshop, especially as I look at the list of papers to be presented there. There is some excellent work being presented there.http://www.rawsugar.com/www2006/rashmi.html

One trend I notice is that there is a lot of work going on with tagging in the enterprise space. Go here for a list of papers about the workshop.

The workshop is being organized by Frank Smajda (from a startup that is doing some interesting work from tags to facets space); Andrew Tomkin from Yahoo Research, and Scott Golder from HP who wrote one of the first papers on Collaborative Tagging Systems.

I am going to talk about Tagging: From Personal to Social. Here is the abstract for the talk. Will post the slides after the talk itself.

More aboout the workshop from Edinburgh, where I am headed for in a few hours.

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