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Trust in Collaborative Web Applications
Future Generation Computer Systems
  • Andrew G. West, University of Pennsylvania
  • Jian Chang, University of Pennsylvania
  • Krishna Venkatasubramanian, University of Pennsylvania
  • Insup Lee, University of Pennsylvania
Date of this Version
Document Type
Journal Article
Based in part on UPENN MS-CIS-10-33
Collaborative 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 Statement
NOTICE: 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
  • Collaborative web applications,
  • trust,
  • reputation,
  • Wikipedia
Citation Information
Andrew 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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