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Weaving Space into the Web of Trust: An Asymmetric Spatial Trust Model for Social Networks

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Weaving Space into the Web of Trust: An Asymmetric Spatial Trust Model for Social Networks
The proliferation of Geo-Information (GI) production in web-based collaboration environments such as mapping mashups built on top of mapping APIs such as GoogleMaps API poses new challenges to GI Science. In this environment, millions of users are not only consumers of GI but they are also producers. A major challenge is how to manage this huge flow of information and identify high value contributions while discarding others. The social nature of the collaborative approaches to GI provides the inspiration for innovative solutions. In this paper, we propose a novel spatial trust model for social networks. This model is part of our research to formalize the spatio-temporal regularities of trust in social networks. The presented model provides a metric for trust as a proxy for GI quality to assess the value of collaborative contributions. We also introduce the underlying network for the model, which is a hybrid network structure for collaborative GI applications based on affiliation netwo...
Mohamed Bishr
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Updated 29 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2007
Where CSSW
Authors Mohamed Bishr
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