Ontology of Folksonomy: A Mash-up of Apples and Oranges
Thomas Gruber (2005). Ontology of Folksonomy: A Mash-up of Apples and Oranges. Int’l Journal on Semantic Web & Information Systems, 3(2), 2007.
A rebuttal to a popular anti-ontology blog, with a constructive call to action. Showed how “Folksonomy” isn’t incompatible with formal ontology and showed how to get the benefits of both.
Originally presented as an invited keynote to the First on-Line conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR’05) and released on www.metadata-semantics.org (no longer active). Published to the journal in 2007.