TitleHow to Talk About Reputation Using a Common Ontology: From Definition to Implementation
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsPinyol I, Sabater-Mir J., Cuní G
Conference NameProceedings of the Ninth Workshop on Trust in Agent Societies. Hawaii, USA

The field of multiagent systems has experienced an important growth and evolution in the past few years. Due to the agent autonomy and their need for cooperation, special attention has been paid to reputation mechanism. Several reputation models have appeared in literature offering solutions to this problem. However, each one uses their own concepts, terminology and ways to represent evaluations that make impossible an hypothetical transmission of social evaluations between agents using different reputation systems. In this paper we describe and present the implementation of an ontology of reputation as well as an ontology mapping mechanism that can be used for these dialogs. When transmitting social evaluations, agents will map them into elements of this common ontology, that the receiver agents will translate to elements understandable by their particular reputation system.