Open Science Research Excellence
%0 Journal Article
%A Hoda Waguih
%D 2007 
%J  International Journal of Computer, Electrical, Automation, Control and Information Engineering
%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
%I International Science Index 11, 2007
%T A Proposed Trust Model for the Semantic Web
%U http://waset.org/publications/15325
%V 11
%X A serious problem on the WWW is finding reliable
information. Not everything found on the Web is true and the
Semantic Web does not change that in any way. The problem will be
even more crucial for the Semantic Web, where agents will be
integrating and using information from multiple sources. Thus, if an
incorrect premise is used due to a single faulty source, then any
conclusions drawn may be in error. Thus, statements published on
the Semantic Web have to be seen as claims rather than as facts, and
there should be a way to decide which among many possibly
inconsistent sources is most reliable. In this work, we propose a trust
model for the Semantic Web. The proposed model is inspired by the
use trust in human society. Trust is a type of social knowledge and
encodes evaluations about which agents can be taken as reliable
sources of information or services. Our proposed model allows
agents to decide which among different sources of information to
trust and thus act rationally on the semantic web.
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