Trust Based Evaluation of Wikipedia’s Contributors

  • Yann Krupa
  • Laurent Vercouter
  • Jomi Fred Hübner
  • Andreas Herzig
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5881)


Wikipedia is an encyclopedia on which anybody can change its content. Some users, self-proclaimed “patrollers”, regularly check recent changes in order to delete or correct those which are ruining articles integrity. The huge quantity of updates leads some articles to remain polluted a certain time before being corrected. In this work, we show how a multiagent trust model can help patrollers in their task of controlling the Wikipedia. To direct the patrollers verification towards suspicious contributors, our work relies on a formalisation of Castelfranchi & Falcone’s social trust theory to assist them by representing their trust model in a cognitive way.


Trust Model Multiagent System Trust Management Trust Assessment Assistant Agent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yann Krupa
    • 1
  • Laurent Vercouter
    • 1
  • Jomi Fred Hübner
    • 1
    • 3
  • Andreas Herzig
    • 2
  1. 1.Département SMAÉcole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint Etienne, Centre G2ISaint-Etienne
  2. 2.Institut de Recherche en Informatique de ToulouseToulouse
  3. 3.Department of Automation and Systems EngineeringFederal University of Santa CatarinaFlorianópolisBrasil

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