Expressing Trust with Temporal Frequency of User Interaction in Online Communities

  • Ekaterina Yashkina
  • Arseny Pinigin
  • JooYoung Lee
  • Manuel Mazzara
  • Akinlolu Solomon Adekotujo
  • Adam Zubair
  • Luca LongoEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 926)


Reputation systems concern soft security dynamics in diverse areas. Trust dynamics in a reputation system should be stable and adaptable at the same time to serve the purpose. Many reputation mechanisms have been proposed and tested over time. However, the main drawback of reputation management is that users need to share private information to gain trust in a system such as phone numbers, reviews, and ratings. Recently, a novel model that tries to overcome this issue was presented: the Dynamic Interaction-based Reputation Model (DIBRM). This approach to trust considers only implicit information automatically deduced from the interactions of users within an online community. In this primary research study, the Reddit and MathOverflow online social communities have been selected for testing DIBRM. Results show how this novel approach to trust can mimic behaviors of the selected reputation systems, namely Reddit and MathOverflow, only with temporal information.


Reputation management Computational trust Online communities Social media Social networks 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ekaterina Yashkina
    • 1
  • Arseny Pinigin
    • 1
  • JooYoung Lee
    • 1
  • Manuel Mazzara
    • 1
  • Akinlolu Solomon Adekotujo
    • 2
  • Adam Zubair
    • 2
  • Luca Longo
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Innopolis UniversityInnopolisRussia
  2. 2.Lagos State UniversityOjoNigeria
  3. 3.School of Computer ScienceTechnological University DublinDublinRepublic of Ireland

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