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Trusting information sources one citizen at a time. (English) Zbl 1048.68764
Horrocks, Ian (ed.) et al., The semantic Web - ISWC 2002. 1st international conference, Sardinia, Italy, June 9–12, 2002. Proceedings. Berlin: Springer (ISBN 3-540-43760-6). Lect. Notes Comput. Sci. 2342, 162-176 (2002).
Summary: This paper describes an approach to derive assessments about information sources based on individual feedback about the sources. We describe TRELLIS, a system that helps users annotate their analysis of alternative information sources that can be contradictory and incomplete. As the user makes a decision on which sources to dismiss and which to believe in making a final decision, TRELLIS captures the derivation of the decision in a semantic markup. TRELLIS then uses these annotations to derive an assessment of the source based on the annotations of many individuals. Our work builds on the Semantic Web and presents a tool that helps users create annotations that are in a mix of formal and human language, and exploits the formal representations to derive measures of trust in the content of Web resources and their original source.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 0992.68520].
68U99 Computing methodologies and applications
68M10 Network design and communication in computer systems
68U35 Computing methodologies for information systems (hypertext navigation, interfaces, decision support, etc.)
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