Trust in Collaborative Web ApplicationsFuture Generation Computer Systems
Date of this Version1-1-2012
Document TypeJournal Article
AbstractCollaborative 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.
Copyright/Permission StatementNOTICE: 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
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Citation InformationAndrew G. West, Jian Chang, Krishna Venkatasubramanian and Insup Lee. "Trust in Collaborative Web Applications" Future Generation Computer Systems Vol. 28 Iss. 8 (2012) p. 1238 - 1251
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