Shared Tag Sets as Social Constructs

B. Tommie Usdin

Mulberry Technologies, Inc.

17 West Jefferson Street, Suite 207, Rockville, MD  USA

Table of Contents

From the Mouth of a Novice
The Bare Bones XML specification
Advantages of Shared Vocabularies
Of course All is not sweetness and light
Mixing Vocabularies (by cut and paste not namespaces)
Natural/Intuitive Tagging (Influences of Shared Vocabularies on Thinking)
Shared Wisdom: the culture and practice of XML
Tag Set Cultures
Different use cases make for different cultures
Community coercion: All is still not sweetness and light
But ...