A Semantic Reputation Mechanism in P2P Semantic Web

  • Wei Wang
  • Guosun Zeng
  • Lulai Yuan
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4185)


Regarding the uncensored nature of the Semantic Web, the question of how much credence to give each information source is a main problem. We cannot expect each user to know the trustworthiness of each source. We tackle this problem by employing a semantic reputation mechanism which enables P2P Semantic Web to utilize reputation mechanism based on semantic similarity among peers. Our experiments show that the system with this mechanism outperforms the system without it. We hope that this method will help move the Semantic Web closer to fulfilling its promise.


Semantic Similarity Trust Management Content Provider Reputation System Reputation Management 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wei Wang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Guosun Zeng
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lulai Yuan
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and TechnologyTongji UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Tongji BranchNational Engineering & Technology Center of High Performance ComputerShanghaiChina

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