The importance of data taggingMakarand Vaidya
It was the first day at high school. The class was full of students from different parts of the city. A few had moved to the city from nearby towns. Except for a few, who were with me in the primary school, most others were new faces.
Naturally the day started with the round of introductions. The intro contained lots of information about everyone, it was just not possible to remember everything. Mentally I started noting some important information about every one.
All of this was happening so naturally, I did not even realize that I was using the basic principle of tagging.
Tagging is identification of an attribute, and associating it with the item, which can be used to make future decisions. Tagging in itself is a very simple process. The difficulty lies in identifying the right attributes, identifying possible values for them and having an accurate measure in place. Also it takes up a lot of resources in terms of elapsed time and budget since the simple process needs to be executed a large number of times to be effective with machines. It can involve the maximum amount of human effort.
How do you perform tagging of your data set?