Representing reputation in a multiagent system

Speaker : Francesca Bassi
IRT SystemX
Date: 27/04/2022
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Paris-Rennes Room (EIT Digital)


We consider the problem of a multiagent system where entities meet and interact in a pairwise fashion. Agents may rate the outcome of the interaction (e.g., on a discrete scale). In time, this allows to build a reputation score for each agent. The aim of this talk is to explore how the reputation is represented, using a Bayesian approach, in the Beta and Dirichlet reputation systems. The Dirichlet reputation system is the foundation of Subjective Logic, which is a probabilistic logic system that allows to explicitly represent uncertainty along with beliefs. Subjective logic, which provides among other things a formalism to treat transitivity of trust, is very useful in the representation of trust networks.

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