Extracting reputation in multi agent systems by means of social network topology

Josep M. Pujol, Ramon Sangüesa, Jordi Delgado
2002 Proceedings of the first international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems part 1 - AAMAS '02  
The problem of calculating a degree of reputation for agents acting as assistants to the members of an electronic community is discussed and a solution presented. Usual reputation mechanisms rely on feedback after interaction between agents. An alternative way to establish reputation is related with the position of each member of a community within the corresponding social network. We propose a method based on this idea, which is also used by well-known ranking algorithms, discuss its
more » ... as well as experimental results and compare them to other reputation mechanisms for electronic communities supported by agents. The method proposed uses only local information in order to extract reputation and it is able to adapt automatically to the topology of the network or graph.
doi:10.1145/544741.544853 dblp:conf/atal/PujolSD02 fatcat:77zykkcvs5gdlc3r7j4scg67tm