folksonomia, metadados e ontologias

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Ontology is Overrated: Categories, Links, and Tags

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“A lot of the conversation that’s going on now about categorization starts at a second step – “Since categorization is a good way to organize the world, we should…” But the first step is to ask the critical question: Is categorization a good idea?”

“There’s an analogy here with every journalist who has ever looked at the Web and said “Well, it needs an editor.” The Web has an editor, it’s everybody. In a world where publishing is expensive, the act of publishing is also a statement of quality — the filter comes before the publication. In a world where publishing is cheap, putting something out there says nothing about its quality. It’s what happens after it gets published that matters. If people don’t point to it, other people won’t read it. But the idea that the filtering is after the publishing is incredibly foreign to journalists.”

Uma vez que a Arquitetura da Informação lida diretamente com organização de conceitos, acho fundamental olharmos para folksonomia com mais cuidado. Acho que a pesquisa em AI precisa avançar em novas frentes, explorando potenciais tendências de manipulação da informação digital que questionem e subvertam modelos antigos de design interativo.

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