We tackle the problem of improving the relevance of automatically selected tags in large-scale ontology-based information systems. Contrary to traditional settings where tags can be chosen arbitrarily, we focus on the problem of recommending tags (e.g., concepts) directly from a collaborative, user-driven ontology. We compare the effectiveness of a series of approaches to select the best tags ranging from traditional IR techniques such as TF/IDF weighting to novel techniques based on ontological distances and latent Dirichlet allocation. All our experiments are run against a real corpus of tags and documents extracted from the ScienceWise portal, which is connected to and is currently used by growing number of researchers. The datasets for the experiments are made available online for reproducibility purposes.