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Assessing trust:contextual accountability

Rowe, Matthew and Butters, Jonathan (2009) Assessing trust:contextual accountability. In: Proceedings of the ESWC2009 Workshop on Trust and Privacy on the Social and Semantic Web (SPOT2009) Heraklion, Greece, June 1, 2009. The Editors.

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Abstract

The need to assess the trustworthiness of a piece of information has become a prevalent issue due to web vandalism and the openness of platforms such as wikis. In this paper we introduce the notion of contextual accountability: Holding the author of a given statement accountable by deriving a path from the statement to the author’s credentials. We present our own trust vector model as a combination of the assessment of these credentials covering two aspects; knowledgeability and social acceptance. This model is put to the test using two datasets and the results are presented and discussed.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 58685
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 28 Sep 2012 11:14
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2013 12:15
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/58685

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