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Glossary of Information Governance Terms

SOCIAL TAGGING
  1. Context:
    Metadata


    Definition:
    The decentralized practice and method by which individuals and groups create, manage, and share terms, names, and so on (called tags), to annotate and categorize digital resources in an online "social" environment. A folksonomy is the result of social tagging. Also referred to as collaborative tagging, social classification, social indexing, mob indexing, folk categorization.


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    Source:
    Introduction to Metadata, 2nd Edition, Getty Research Institute


See also

NATURAL LANGUAGE
TAGGING