Skip to main content

Carlea Holl-Jensen||cholljen@umd.edu


HCIL-2011-37

(2011)
An experimental study of social tagging behavior and image content
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 62 (9), 1750-1760. [Published Version]
HCIL-2011-37

Social tags have become an important tool for improving access to online resources, particularly non-text media. With the dramatic growth of user-generated content, the importance of tags is likely to grow. However, while tagging behavior is well studied, the relationship between tagging behavior and features of the media being tagged is not well understood. In this paper, we examine the relationship between tagging behavior and image type. Through a lab-based study with 51 subjects and an analysis of an online dataset of image tags, we show that there are significant differences in the number, order, and type of tags that users assign based on their past experience with an image, the type of image being tagged, and other image features. We present these results and discuss the significant implications this work has for tag-based search algorithms, tag recommendation systems, and other interface issues.



Longitudinal Search Study Screenshot

Longitudinal Search Study
More information

Tech Reports
Video Reports
Annual Symposium

News
Seminars + Events
Calendar
HCIL Seminar Series
Annual Symposium
HCIL Service Grants
Events Archives
Awards
HCIL Conference Travel Award
Job Openings
For the Press
HCIL Overview
Become a Member
Collaborators
Collaborating Groups + People
Academic Visitors
Join our Mailing List
Contact Us
Visit Us
HCIL Store
Give the HCIL a Hand
HCIL T-shirts for Sale
Our Lighter Side
HCIL Memories Page
Faculty/ Staff
Students
Ph.D. Alumni
Past Members
Research Areas
Communities
Design Process
Digital Libraries
Education
Physical Devices
Public Access
Visualization
Research Histories
Faculty Listed by Research
Project Highlights
Project Screenshots
Publications and TRs
Videos
Books
Products
Presentations
Studying HCI
Masters in HCI
PhD in HCI
Visiting Scholars
Class Websites
Sponsor our Research
Sponsor our Annual Symposium
Active Sponsorship
Industrial Visitors