Networks of Trust and Distrust: Towards Logical Reputation Systems

Date Added: Aug 2010
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The authors introduce the notion of a network of trust and distrust relations between individuals and take an argumentation approach to the assessment of whether one individual should trust another. This paper reports ongoing work in creating a logical foundation for reasoning about trust and trustworthiness in networks of individuals that may recommend one another as trustworthy or untrustworthy. One solution is to adopt some form of voting or counting scheme as in commonly done in reputations systems.