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The examination of an information-based approach to trust

Harbers, M. (2006) The examination of an information-based approach to trust. Master's Thesis / Essay, Computing Science.

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Abstract

The goal of this project was to examine Sierra and Debenham's information-based model for trust. This has been done in a theoretical way and in a practical way. First, a general overview of models of trust and reputation was given, then the information-based model has been discussed and finally it was extended on some parts. This resulted in some suggestions to improve the model and in two new modules in the model: one about updating from reputation information and one about updating from social information. For the practical examination of the model, an agent based on the information-based trust model has been implemented. Several experiments in the ART test-bed have been performed with this information-based agent. In general, the agent performed well in comparison to other agents and the information-based approach seems to be appropriate for the modelling of trust.

Item Type: Thesis (Master's Thesis / Essay)
Degree programme: Computing Science
Thesis type: Master's Thesis / Essay
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 07:30
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 07:30
URI: http://fse.studenttheses.ub.rug.nl/id/eprint/9067

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