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The Examination of an Information-Based Approach to Trust

  • Maaike Harbers
  • Rineke Verbrugge
  • Carles Sierra
  • John Debenham
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4870)

Abstract

This article presents the results of experiments performed with agents based on an operalization of an information-theoretic model for trust. Experiments have been performed with the ART test-bed, a test domain for trust and reputation aiming to provide transparent and recognizable standards. An agent architecture based on information theory is described in the paper. According to a set of experimental results, information theory is shown to be appropriate for the modelling of trust in multi-agent systems.

Keywords

Multiagent System Relative Entropy Direct Experience Reputation System Reputation Information 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maaike Harbers
    • 1
  • Rineke Verbrugge
    • 2
  • Carles Sierra
    • 3
  • John Debenham
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Information and Computing SciencesUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Institute of Artificial IntelligenceUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.IIIA-CSICCerdanyolaSpain
  4. 4.Faculty of Information TechnologyUniversity of TechnologySydneyAustralia

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