folksonomies

folksonomy

[fohk-son-uh-mee]
noun, plural folksonomies. Computers.
a classification system derived from user-generated electronic tags or keywords that annotate and describe online content: Imprecise folksonomies can hinder information retrieval.


Origin:
2000–05; blend of folks and taxonomy

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folksonomy (fəʊkˈsɒnəmɪ)
 
n
a system of classification that makes use of terms that occur naturally in the language of users of the system
 
[C21: from folk + taxonomy]

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