Using probabilistic confidence models for trust inference in Web-based social networks

@article{Kuter2010UsingPC,
  title={Using probabilistic confidence models for trust inference in Web-based social networks},
  author={Ugur Kuter and Jennifer Golbeck},
  journal={ACM Trans. Internet Techn.},
  year={2010},
  volume={10},
  pages={8:1-8:23}
}
In this article, we describe a new approach that gives an explicit probabilistic interpretation for social networks. In particular, we focus on the observation that many existing Web-based trust-inference algorithms conflate the notions of “trust” and “confidence,” and treat the amalgamation of the two concepts to compute the trust value associated with a social relationship. Unfortunately, the result of such an algorithm that merges trust and confidence is not a trust value, but rather a new… Expand
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