Adding a Trust Layer to Semantic Web Metadata

  • Paolo Ceravolo
  • Ernesto Damiani
  • Marco Viviani
Part of the Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing book series (STUDFUZZ, volume 197)


We outline the architecture of a modular Trust Layer that can be superimposed to generic semantic Web-style metadata generation facilities. Also, we propose an experimental setting to generate and validate trust assertions on classification metadata generated by different tools (including our ClassBuilder) after a process of metadata standardization. Our experimentation is aimed at validating the role of our Trust Layer as a non-intrusive, user-centered quality improver for automatically generated metadata.


Resource Description Framework Aggregation Operator Reputation System Weighted Order Weight Average Trust Degree 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paolo Ceravolo
    • 1
  • Ernesto Damiani
    • 1
  • Marco Viviani
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Tecnologie dell’InformazioneUniversità degli Studi di MilanoCrema (CR)Italia

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