Adaptation of Asymptotic Trust Algorithm

Reputation on Internet Forums
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 186)

Abstract

Internet is a great medium that allows us to share knowledge with people from all over the world. On the other hand, information from the internet is unreliable because one cannot tell whether it was provided by an expert or a novice. In many cases it does not matter because everybody has the right to his/her opinion about for example a video clip. However there are situations when the credibility of the information is vitally important. Often one wants to find a solution to an important problem, therefore she/he needs some method to ignore jokes, spam and wrong answers by unexperienced users and consider only credible answers.We have designed Asymptotic Trust Algorithm (ATA) to manage users’ reputation in customer-to-customer environment like auction sites. In this paper we present an adaptation of ATA which allows to managed reputation of users of internet forums. We belive that our method will be useful for every internet forum which cares about reliability.

Keywords

reputation system trust management method internet forums 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Poznań University of TechnologyPoznańPoland

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