A Scale Based Trust Model for Multi-Context Environments

TitleA Scale Based Trust Model for Multi-Context Environments
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsI. Agudo, C. Fernandez-Gago, and J. Lopez
JournalComputers and Mathematics with Applications
Date PublishedJuly
ISSN Number0898-1221

When interactions among users of a system have to take place, for example, over the internet, establishing trust relationships among these users becomes crucial. However, the way this trust is established depends to a certain extent on the context where the interactions take place. Most of the time, trust is encoded as a numerical value that might not be very meaningful for a not very experienced user. In this paper we propose a model that takes into account the semantic and the computational sides of trust. This avoids users having to deal directly with the computational side; they instead deal with meaningful labels such as Bad or Good in a given context.

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