BibSonomy is a social bookmarking and publication-sharing system. It aims to integrate the features of bookmarking systems as well as team-oriented publication management. BibSonomy offers users the ability to store and organize their bookmarks and publication entries and supports the integration of different communities and people by offering a social platform for literature exchange.
Both bookmarks and publication entries can be tagged to help structure and re-find information. As the descriptive terms can be freely chosen, the assignment of tags from different users creates a spontaneous, uncontrolled vocabulary: a folksonomy. In BibSonomy, the folksonomy evolves from the participation of research groups, learning communities and individual users, organizing their information needs.
- Robert Jäschke, Andreas Hotho, Christoph Schmitz and Gerd Stumme. Analysis of the Publication Sharing Behaviour in BibSonomy, Proc. of the Conceptual Structures: Knowledge Architectures for Smart Applications, Springer, 2006
- Andreas Hotho and Robert Jäschke and Christoph Schmitz and Gerd Stumme. Information Retrieval in Folksonomies: Search and Ranking. Proceedings of the 3rd European Semantic Web Conference, 411-426, Springer,Budva, Montenegro,2006.