An Adaptive Social Network for Information Access: Theoretical and Experimental Results

@article{Yu2003AnAS,
  title={An Adaptive Social Network for Information Access: Theoretical and Experimental Results},
  author={Bin Yu and Mahadevan Venkatraman and Munindar P. Singh},
  journal={Applied Artificial Intelligence},
  year={2003},
  volume={17},
  pages={21-38}
}
We consider asocial networkof software agents who assist each other in helping their users find information. Unlike in most previous approaches, our architecture is fully distributed and includes agents who preserve the privacy and autonomy of their users. These agents learn models of each other in terms of expertise(ability to produce correct domain answers) and sociability(ability to produce accurate referrals). We study our framework experimentally to study how the social network evolves… CONTINUE READING