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Impact of Trust Management and Information Sharing to Adversarial Cost in Ranking Systems

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Impact of Trust Management and Information Sharing to Adversarial Cost in Ranking Systems
Ranking systems such as those in product review sites and recommender systems usually use ratings to rank favorite items based on both their quality and popularity. Since higher ranked items are more likely selected and yield more revenues for their owners, providers of unpopular and low quality items have strong incentives to strategically manipulate their ranking. This paper analyzes the adversary cost for manipulating these rankings in a variety of scenarios. Particularly, we analyze and compare the adversarial cost to attack ranking systems that use various trust measures to detect and eliminate malicious ratings to systems that use no such trust mechanism. We provide theoretical results showing the relation between the capability of the trust mechanism in detecting malicious ratings and the minimum adversarial cost for successfully changing the ranking. Furthermore, we study the impact of sharing trust information between ranking systems to the adversarial cost. It is proved that ...
Le-Hung Vu, Thanasis G. Papaioannou, Karl Aberer
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where IFIPTM
Authors Le-Hung Vu, Thanasis G. Papaioannou, Karl Aberer
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