An In-Depth Analysis of Tags and Controlled Metadata for Book Search

Toine Bogers, Vivien Petras

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapport/konference proceedingKonferenceartikel i proceedingForskningpeer review

10 Downloads (Pure)

Resumé

Book search for information needs that go beyond standard bibliographic data is far from a solved problem. Such complex information needs often cover a combination of di erent aspects, such as specific genres or plot elements, engagement or novelty. By design, subject information in controlled vocabularies is not always adequate in covering such complex needs, and social tags have been proposed as an alternative. In this paper we present a large-scale empirical comparison and in-depth analysis of the value of controlled vocabularies and tags for book retrieval using a test collection of over 2 million book records and over 330 real-world book information needs. We find that while tags and controlled vocabulary terms provide complementary performance, tags perform better overall. However, this is not due to a popularity e ect; instead, tags are better at matching the language of regular users. Finally, we perform a detailed failure analysis and show, using tags and controlled vocabulary terms, that some request types are inherently more di cult to solve than others.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of iConference 2017
Antal sider16
ForlagiSchools
Publikationsdato25 mar. 2017
ISBN (Trykt)978-0-9884900-4-8
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 25 mar. 2017
BegivenhediConference 2017: Effect, Expand, Evolve - Wuhan, Kina
Varighed: 22 mar. 201725 mar. 2017
http://ischools.org/the-iconference/

Konference

KonferenceiConference 2017
LandKina
ByWuhan
Periode22/03/201725/03/2017
Internetadresse
NavniConference Proceedings
Vol/bind2
ISSN2325-6850

Fingerprint

vocabulary
ritual
popularity
genre
language
performance
Values

Citer dette

Bogers, T., & Petras, V. (2017). An In-Depth Analysis of Tags and Controlled Metadata for Book Search. I Proceedings of iConference 2017 iSchools. iConference Proceedings, Bind. 2 https://doi.org/10.9776/17002
Bogers, Toine ; Petras, Vivien. / An In-Depth Analysis of Tags and Controlled Metadata for Book Search. Proceedings of iConference 2017. iSchools, 2017. (iConference Proceedings, Bind 2).
@inproceedings{8add7d1f53484dd68d0526469cd8e736,
title = "An In-Depth Analysis of Tags and Controlled Metadata for Book Search",
abstract = "Book search for information needs that go beyond standard bibliographic data is far from a solved problem. Such complex information needs often cover a combination of di erent aspects, such as specific genres or plot elements, engagement or novelty. By design, subject information in controlled vocabularies is not always adequate in covering such complex needs, and social tags have been proposed as an alternative. In this paper we present a large-scale empirical comparison and in-depth analysis of the value of controlled vocabularies and tags for book retrieval using a test collection of over 2 million book records and over 330 real-world book information needs. We find that while tags and controlled vocabulary terms provide complementary performance, tags perform better overall. However, this is not due to a popularity e ect; instead, tags are better at matching the language of regular users. Finally, we perform a detailed failure analysis and show, using tags and controlled vocabulary terms, that some request types are inherently more di cult to solve than others.",
keywords = "book search, controlled vocabularies, social tagging, query analysis, failure analysis",
author = "Toine Bogers and Vivien Petras",
year = "2017",
month = "3",
day = "25",
doi = "10.9776/17002",
language = "English",
isbn = "978-0-9884900-4-8",
booktitle = "Proceedings of iConference 2017",
publisher = "iSchools",

}

Bogers, T & Petras, V 2017, An In-Depth Analysis of Tags and Controlled Metadata for Book Search. i Proceedings of iConference 2017. iSchools, iConference Proceedings, bind 2, Wuhan, Kina, 22/03/2017. https://doi.org/10.9776/17002

An In-Depth Analysis of Tags and Controlled Metadata for Book Search. / Bogers, Toine; Petras, Vivien.

Proceedings of iConference 2017. iSchools, 2017. (iConference Proceedings, Bind 2).

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapport/konference proceedingKonferenceartikel i proceedingForskningpeer review

TY - GEN

T1 - An In-Depth Analysis of Tags and Controlled Metadata for Book Search

AU - Bogers, Toine

AU - Petras, Vivien

PY - 2017/3/25

Y1 - 2017/3/25

N2 - Book search for information needs that go beyond standard bibliographic data is far from a solved problem. Such complex information needs often cover a combination of di erent aspects, such as specific genres or plot elements, engagement or novelty. By design, subject information in controlled vocabularies is not always adequate in covering such complex needs, and social tags have been proposed as an alternative. In this paper we present a large-scale empirical comparison and in-depth analysis of the value of controlled vocabularies and tags for book retrieval using a test collection of over 2 million book records and over 330 real-world book information needs. We find that while tags and controlled vocabulary terms provide complementary performance, tags perform better overall. However, this is not due to a popularity e ect; instead, tags are better at matching the language of regular users. Finally, we perform a detailed failure analysis and show, using tags and controlled vocabulary terms, that some request types are inherently more di cult to solve than others.

AB - Book search for information needs that go beyond standard bibliographic data is far from a solved problem. Such complex information needs often cover a combination of di erent aspects, such as specific genres or plot elements, engagement or novelty. By design, subject information in controlled vocabularies is not always adequate in covering such complex needs, and social tags have been proposed as an alternative. In this paper we present a large-scale empirical comparison and in-depth analysis of the value of controlled vocabularies and tags for book retrieval using a test collection of over 2 million book records and over 330 real-world book information needs. We find that while tags and controlled vocabulary terms provide complementary performance, tags perform better overall. However, this is not due to a popularity e ect; instead, tags are better at matching the language of regular users. Finally, we perform a detailed failure analysis and show, using tags and controlled vocabulary terms, that some request types are inherently more di cult to solve than others.

KW - book search

KW - controlled vocabularies

KW - social tagging

KW - query analysis

KW - failure analysis

U2 - 10.9776/17002

DO - 10.9776/17002

M3 - Article in proceeding

SN - 978-0-9884900-4-8

BT - Proceedings of iConference 2017

PB - iSchools

ER -

Bogers T, Petras V. An In-Depth Analysis of Tags and Controlled Metadata for Book Search. I Proceedings of iConference 2017. iSchools. 2017. (iConference Proceedings, Bind 2). https://doi.org/10.9776/17002