Reputation as Aggregated Opinions

  • John Debenham
  • Carles Sierra
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 61)


A model of reputation is presented in which agents share and aggregate their opinions, and observe the way in which their opinions effect the opinions of others. A method is proposed that supports the deliberative process of combining opinions into a group’s reputation. The reliability of agents as opinion givers are measured in terms of the extent to which their opinions differ from that of the group reputation. These reliability measures are used to form an a priori reputation estimate given the individual opinions of a set of independent agents.


Maximum Entropy Multiagent System Social Evaluation Semantic Distance Epistemic Belief 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Debenham
    • 1
  • Carles Sierra
    • 2
  1. 1.QCISUniversity of TechnologySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Institut d’Investigació en Intel·ligència Artificial - IIIASpanish Scientific Research Council, CSICBellaterraSpain

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