Do You Trust to Get Trust? A Study of Trust Reciprocity Behaviors and Reciprocal Trust Prediction [chapter]

Viet-An Nguyen, Ee-Peng Lim, Hwee-Hoon Tan, Jing Jiang, Aixin Sun
2010 Proceedings of the 2010 SIAM International Conference on Data Mining  
Trust reciprocity, a special form of link reciprocity, exists in many networks of trust among users. In this paper, we seek to determine the extent to which reciprocity exists in a trust network and develop quantitative models for measuring reciprocity and reciprocity related behaviors. We identify several reciprocity behaviors and their respective measures. These behavior measures can be employed for predicting if a trustee will return trust to her trustor given that the latter initiates a
more » ... ter initiates a trust link earlier. We develop for this reciprocal trust prediction task a number of ranking method and classification methods, and evaluated them on an Epinions trust network data. Our results show that reciprocity related behaviors provide good features for both ranking and classification based methods under different parameter settings. 72
doi:10.1137/1.9781611972801.7 dblp:conf/sdm/NguyenLTJS10 fatcat:awseiazinrhc7moi2h4ekh7pau