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International Journal of Recent Trends in Engineering (IJRTE)

ISSN 1797-9617

Volume 1,  Number 1,  May 2009

Issue on Computer Science

Page(s): 450-453

Web of Trust: An approach towards Semantic based Social Networks

           G.Rayana Gouda, M.Srinivasa Rao and Akhilesh Soni

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In many computing systems, information is produced and processed by many people. Knowing how much a user trusts a source can be very useful for aggregating, filtering, and ordering of information. Furthermore, if trust is used to support decision making, it is important to have an accurate estimate of trust when it is not directly available, as well as a measure of confidence in that estimate. One of the ultimate goals of the Semantic Web is the “Web of Trust”. Research on the topic of trust in this domain has focused largely on digital signatures, certificates, and authentication. In this paper, we describe an approach for integrating the two to build a web of trust in a more social respect. This paper describes the applicability of social network analysis to the semantic web, particularly discussing the multi-dimensional networks that evolve from ontological trust specifications. On the Semantic Web, it is simple to make trust annotations to social relationships.

Index Terms

Semantic Web, Trust Networks

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