Alessandro Sapienza

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In this article, we are interested in the fact that relevance and trustworthiness of information acquired by an agent X from a source F strictly depends and derives from X's trust in F with respect to the kind of information. In particular, we are interested in analyzing the relevance of F's category as indicator for its trustworthiness with respect to the(More)
Due to Internet and social media web, the world as we know it is deeply changing integrating two different aspects of the social interaction: the one that develop in the real world and the one that develop in web society. In this paper we focus on the importance of generalized knowledge (agents' categories) in order to understand how much it is crucial in(More)
— We start from the claim that trust in information sources is just a kind of social trust. We are interested in the fact that the relevance and the trustworthiness of the information acquired by an agent X from a given number of sources strictly depends and derives from the X's trust on each of these sources with respect the kind of that information. In(More)
We start from the claim that trust in information sources is in fact just a kind of social trust. We are interested in the fact that the relevance and the trustworthiness of the information acquired by an agent X from a source F, strictly depends and derives from the X's trust in F with respect the kind of that information. Even if, of course, we have also(More)
In this paper we focus on the importance of generalized knowledge: agents' categories. The cognitive advantage of generalized knowledge can be synthesized in this claim: "It allows us to know a lot about something/somebody we do not directly know". At a social level this means that I can know a lot of things on people that I never met; it is social(More)