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Arguing about trust in information sources

Amgoud, Leila and Demolombe, Robert Arguing about trust in information sources. (2014) In: International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems - AAMAS 2014, 5 May 2014 - 9 May 2014 (Paris, France).

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Abstract

During a dialog, agents exchange information with each other and need thus to deal with incoming information. For that purpose, they should be able to reason effectively about the trustworthiness of information sources. This paper proposes an argument-based system that allows an agent to reason about her own beliefs and information received from other sources. An agent’s beliefs are of two kinds: beliefs about the environment (like the window is closed) and beliefs about trusting sources (like agent i trusts agent j). Six basic forms of trust are discussed in the paper including the most common one on sincerity. Starting with a base which contains such information, the system builds two types of arguments: arguments in favor of trusting a given source of information and arguments in favor of believing statements which may be received from other agents. We discuss how the different arguments interact and how an agent may decide to trust another source and thus to accept information coming from that source.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:ISBN : 978-1-4503-2738-1
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UPS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:11 May 2015 09:26

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