Long term research impact: Ciro Cattuto's paper about social bookmarking wins the SWSA 10-year award

“Semantic Grounding of Tag Relatedness in Social Bookmarking Systems”, a paper published in 2008 by ISI Scientific Director Ciro Cattuto, Dominik Benz, Andreas Hotho and Gerd Stumme (University of Kassel) was awarded the SWSA Ten-Year Award. The award, established by the Semantic Web Scientific Association, recognizes the highest impact papers from the International Semantic Web Conference held 10 years prior.

The paper, published in the Proceedings of the 2008 International Semantic Web Conference and nominated for Best Paper Award at ISWC 2008, investigated different mathematical notions of similarity for “tags”, free-form textual labels generated by users in popular “Social Web” platforms that were emerging at the time (such as Flickr or Del.icio.us). The notion of tag similarity underpins important tasks such as search and recommendation of user-generated content.

By awarding the paper, SWSA acknowledged the high impact it had in the scientific production in the latest 10 years (primary but not exclusive criteria is the number of citations according to Google Scholar). Another paper, “Laconic and precise justifications in OWL” by Matthew Horridge, Bijan Parsia, and Ulrike Sattler, also received the award (ex-aequo).

SWSA Ten-Year Award, Semantic Web Scientific Association, link: http://swsa.semanticweb.org/content/swsa-ten-year-award
“Semantic Grounding of Tag Relatedness in Social Bookmarking Systems”, Ciro Cattuto, Dominik Benz, Andreas Hotho, Gerd Stumme, Proceedings of the 2008 Internaionl Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2008). Link: https://rd.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-540-88564-1_39