Exploring collective tagging as a mechanism to elicit language about health management
This paper describes an innovative effort to invite the public to participate in the creation of a public resource – to leverage collective wisdom in the health domain. This project involved building a website where people could contribute their experiences of body listening and how they learned/were learning to do it. Within the context of this study, body listening was described as the act of paying attention to the body's signals and cues, which can improve individuals' long-term health management. Over the course of the study, participants and moderators together authored 431 posts and contributed 818 tags. This paper presents an initial analysis of these tags. This analysis makes several intellectual contributions. First, we present a preliminary classification scheme for concepts associated with body listening and self-management that might be used in future efforts to organize knowledge in this domain. Second, we evaluate inter-annotator agreement using this classification scheme, to characterize its potential for use in future work.