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Categorizing User-Generated Content (extended abstract)

Hagemann, Stephan and Vossen, Gottfried (2009) Categorizing User-Generated Content (extended abstract). In: Proceedings of the WebSci'09: Society On-Line, 18-20 March 2009, Athens, Greece. (In Press)

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User-generated content is one of the pillars of recent innovations in the context of Web 2.0. With users contributing huge amounts of data, maintaining quality of this content becomes evermore challenging. This paper highlights types of UGC that have been ignored in the literature until now, namely, structure, complex objects, and functionality. To this end, UGC is categorized by the role it plays in its primary usage. It is shown that the types come with distinct quality implications. This paper therefore provides a step towards a taxonomy of UGC and a guideline for successfully employing the different types of UGC in the development of new services and systems.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords:user-generated content, categorization, taxonomy, quality
Subjects:Web Science Events > Web Science 2009
ID Code:155
Deposited By: W S T Administrator
Deposited On:24 Jan 2009 08:45
Last Modified:25 Oct 2011 16:34

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