Trust networks on the semantic web

Jennifer Golbeck, Bijan Parsia, James Hendler

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    The so-called "Web of Trust" is one of the ultimate goals of the Semantic Web. Research on the topic of bust in this domain has focused largely on digital signatures, certificates, and authentication. At the same time, there is a wealth of research into trust and social networks in the physical world. In this paper, we describe an approach for integrating the two to build a web of trust in a more social respect. This paper describes the applicability of social network analysis to the semantic web, particularly discussing the multi-dimensional networks that evolve from ontological trust specifications. As a demonstration of algorithms used to infer trust relationships, we present several tools that allow users to take advantage of trust metrics that use the network.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (Subseries of Lecture Notes in Computer Science)|Lect Notes Artif Intell
    EditorsM. Klusch, A. Omicini, S. Ossowski, H. Laamanen
    Number of pages11
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    Event7th International Workshop, CIA 2003 - Helsinki
    Duration: 1 Jul 2003 → …


    Conference7th International Workshop, CIA 2003
    Period1/07/03 → …
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