Departmental Papers (CIS)

Date of this Version

2012

Document Type

Journal Article

Comments

Based in part on UPENN MS-CIS-10-33 http://repository.upenn.edu/cis_reports/943/

Abstract

Collaborative functionality is increasingly prevalent in web applications. Such functionality permits individuals to add - and sometimes modify - web content, often with minimal barriers to entry. Ideally, large bodies of knowledge can be amassed and shared in this manner. However, such software also provide a medium for nefarious persons to operate. By determining the extent to which participating content/agents can be trusted, one can identify useful contributions. In this work, we define the notion of trust for Collaborative Web Applications and survey the state-of-the-art for calculating, interpreting, and presenting trust values. Though techniques can be applied broadly, Wikipedia's archetypal nature makes it a focal point for discussion.

Subject Area

CPS Internet of Things

Publication Source

Future Generation Computer Systems

Volume

28

Issue

8

Start Page

1238

Last Page

1251

DOI

10.1016/j.future.2011.02.007

Copyright/Permission Statement

NOTICE: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Future Generation Computer Systems. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms, may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Future Generation Computer Systems, Volume 28, Issue 8, October 2012, DOI: 10.1016/j.future.2011.02.007

Keywords

Collaborative web applications, trust, reputation, Wikipedia

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Date Posted: 01 August 2012

This document has been peer reviewed.