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Towards Consistency-Based Reliability Assessment

Cholvy, Laurence and Perrussel, Laurent and Raynaut, William and Thévenin, Jean-Marc Towards Consistency-Based Reliability Assessment. (2015) In: 14th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2015), 4 May 2015 - 8 May 2015 (Istanbul, Turkey).

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MOTIVATION : Merging information provided by several sources is an important issue and merging techniques have been extensively studied. When the reliability of the sources is not known, one can apply merging techniques such as majority or arbitration merging or distancebased merging for solving conflicts between information. At the opposite, if the reliability of the sources is known, either represented in a quantitative or in a qualitative way, then it can be used to manage contradictions: information provided by a source is generally weakened or ignored if it contradicts information provided by a more reliable source [1, 4, 6]. Assessing the reliability of information sources is thus crucial. The present paper addresses this key question. We adopt a qualitative point of view for reliability representation by assuming that the relative reliability of information sources is represented by a total preorder. This works considers that we have no information about the sources and in particular, we do not know if they are correct (i.e they provide true information) or not. We focus on a preliminary stage of observation and assessment of sources. We claim that during that stage the key issue is a consistency analysis of information provided by sources, whether it is the consistency of single reports or consistency w.r.t trusted knowledge or the consistency of different reports together. We adopt an axiomatic approach: first we give some postulates which characterize what this reliability preorder should be, then we define a generic operator for building this preorder in agreement with the postulates.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:This papers appears in AAMAS'15 ISBN: 978-1-4503-3413-6. The original PDF is available at : http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2773364
HAL Id:hal-01327078
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Office National d'Etudes et Recherches Aérospatiales - ONERA (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
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