Encyclopedia of Database Systems

2018 Edition
| Editors: Ling Liu, M. Tamer Özsu

Trust in Blogosphere

  • Nitin AgarwalEmail author
  • Huan Liu
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8265-9_438


Relationship of reliance; Reputation


Trust can be defined as the relationship of reliance between two parties or individuals. Alice trusts Bob implies Alice’s reliance on the actions of Bob, based on what they know about each other. Trust is basically prediction of an otherwise unknown decision made by a party or an individual based on the actions of another party or individual. Trust is always directional and asymmetric. Alice trusts Bob does not imply Bob also trusts Alice.

From a sociological perspective, trust is the measure of belief of one party in another’s honesty, benevolence, and competence. Absence of any of these properties causes failure of trust. From a psychological perspective, trust can be defined as the ability of a party or an individual to influence the other. The more trusting someone is, the more easily he/she can be influenced.

The past couple of years witnessed significant changes in the interactions between the individuals and groups....

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of ArkansasLittle RockUSA
  2. 2.Data Mining and Machine Learning Lab, School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems EngineeringArizona State UniversityTempeUSA