Trust Modeling for Opinion Evaluation by Coping with Subjectivity and Dishonesty / 3211
Hui Fang

Our research is within the subfield of modeling trust and reputation in multi-agent systems for online communities. Specifically, in an online community involving users and entities, users provide opinions (ratings) to entities. For each user, we are interested in addressing two problems: (1) how to accurately model the reputation of entities by aggregating opinions from all the users (advisors); and (2) how to cope with the dishonesty of an advisor in providing opinions as well as her subjectivity difference with the user.