A fuzzy approach to reasoning with trust, distrust and insufficient trust
Griffiths, Nathan (2006) A fuzzy approach to reasoning with trust, distrust and insufficient trust. In: 10th International Workshop on Cooperative Information Agents, Edinburgh, SCOTLAND, SEP 11-13, 2006. Published in: COOPERATIVE INFORMATION AGENTS X, PROCEEDINGS, 4149 pp. 360-374.Full text not available from this repository.
Multi-agent systems are based upon cooperative interactions between agents, in which agents provide information, resources and services to others. Typically agents are autonomous and self-interested, meaning that they have control over their own actions, and that they seek to maximise their own goal achievement, rather than necessarily acting in a benevolent or socially-oriented manner. Consequently, interaction outcomes are uncertain since commitments can be broken and the actual services rendered may differ from expectations in terms of cost or quality. Cooperation is, therefore, an uncertain interaction, that has an inherent risk of failure or reduced performance. In this paper we show how agents can use trust to manage this risk. Our approach uses fuzzy logic to represent trust and allow agents to reason with uncertain and imprecise information regarding others' trustworthiness.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Electronic computers. Computer science. Computer software|
|Series Name:||LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE|
|Journal or Publication Title:||COOPERATIVE INFORMATION AGENTS X, PROCEEDINGS|
|Editor:||Klusch, M and Rovatsos, M and Payne, TR|
|Number of Pages:||15|
|Page Range:||pp. 360-374|
|Title of Event:||10th International Workshop on Cooperative Information Agents|
|Location of Event:||Edinburgh, SCOTLAND|
|Date(s) of Event:||SEP 11-13, 2006|
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