• YAMEN BATCH Center for Artificial Intelligence Technology (CAIT), Faculty of Information Science and Technology National University of Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia
  • MARYATI MOHD. YUSOF Center for Artificial Intelligence Technology (CAIT), Faculty of Information Science and Technology National University of Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia


Web-Based Systems, Medical Blogs, Folksonomy, Taxonomy


The retrieval of health-related information from medical blogs is challenging, primarily because these blogs lack a systematic method to organize their posts. This paper investigated the application of a hybrid taxonomy-folksonomy approach in medical blogs by reviewing the existing approaches that apply the hybrid taxonomy-folksonomy structure in web-based systems. The review showed that the hybrid structure was promising for enhanced classification of resources in web-based systems; particularly in a specific type of medical blog known as a physician-written blog. However, further research is needed to truly identify the long-term impact of the hybrid structure and its benefit in achieving a better organization of other categories of medical blogs.



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