Different kinds of tags

So what do you make of this?

This picture shows a number of tags that have been grouped according to high level linguistic analysis of the terms. I will not explain the specific semantic abstraction in this post, because I want to see if people (if there are any out there watching my poor blog!) can make any sense of it? That is, do the terms in each branch seem to belong to the same “kind”?
Enough for now.


4 thoughts on “Different kinds of tags

  1. Hi,

    tagging is interesting — but it really needs to be underpinned by a good understanding of how to cope with lexical ambiguity and the role of knowledge representation. Have you hear of Pustejovsky? I would recommend a read 🙂


  2. A few years ago I did a Ph.D. in Psycholinguistics and Pustejovsky’s work featured quite heavily in my work. Also Jackendoff, who I find even more interesting.

    Yes of course ambiguity is always going to be a feature of natural language. It is interesting that such a fundamental part of natural language should be so impossible for all our computational models. Maybe there is a hint there for the computational models … about some of their fundamental assumptions?

  3. Tagging can be a lot like trying to trace down memes. Were the connections made organically or by machine?
    Put a booth up with a video camera inside that starts up when a person enters. They see an instruction sign that says to respond
    to a given word as a short story about themselves. After 100 people do this take the audio from one story and play it back to a group of 100 individuals
    and ask each one of them to give a single word for the story. See how often the response to the story is the word that started the original story. Audio meme tagging? What do you think?

  4. Coming at this as a lawyer and librarian I see connections within most of these groups.
    From the bottom up:

    7. Verbs relating to activities that involve information
    6. Proper Nouns of persons places and things that are involved in information transmission. Not sure about “World”
    5. Modes of transmitting information
    4. This one I can’t get a handle on.
    3. Aids in tracking information
    2. Media is Media is Media
    1. The Stuff that’s being sent, shared, saved, etc: the Content. Not sure about “Business.”

    Found my way here via image management, Protege, ontology creation.
    In other words a searcher using Google and links to find content about image management software.

    Backing up now on my path to explore another byway.

    Thanks for info here.

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