Information Forager's Approach to Folksonomy

정보채집으로의 접근 - 폭소노미 이해를 위한 개념적 틀 연구 -

  • 박희진 (성균관대학교 문헌정보학과)
  • Received : 2011.08.19
  • Accepted : 2011.09.06
  • Published : 2011.09.30


This paper proposes a conceptual framework to explore the ways in which people work with in accessing, sharing, and navigating Web resources. In order to provide a better frame of a user's interaction with a folksonomy, an information foraging approach was adapted that denotes adaptive information seeking behaviors of users within human information interaction. A conceptual framework that consists of three different components from users' points of view was proposed: tagging, navigation, and knowledge sharing. This understanding will help us to motivate possible future directions of research in folksonomy and lay the groundwork for empirical research which focuses on qualitative analysis of a folksonomic and users' tagging behaviors.


Folksonomy;Folksonomic Interaction;Information Foraging Theory;Information Scent;Social Tagging


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