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Coping with Poorly Understood Domains: the Example of Internet Trust

Basden, Andrew and Evans, John B. and Chadwick, David W. and Young, Andrew J. (1998) Coping with Poorly Understood Domains: the Example of Internet Trust. In: Research and Development in Expert Systems XV Proceedings of ES98, the Eighteenth Annual International Conference of the British Computer Society Specialist Group on Expert Systems. Springer, London, UK, pp. 114-132. ISBN 978-1-85233-086-6. E-ISBN 978-1-4471-0835-1. (doi:10.1007/978-1-4471-0835-1_8) (KAR id:21578)


The notion of trust, as required for secure operations over the Internet, is important for ascertaining the source of received messages. How can we measure the degree of trust in authenticating the source? Knowledge in the domain is not established, so knowledge engineering becomes knowledge generation rather than mere acquisition. Special techniques are required, and special features of KBS software become more important than in conventional domains. This paper generalizes from experience with Internet trust to discuss some techniques and software features that are important for poorly understood domains.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/978-1-4471-0835-1_8
Additional information: Presented at Expert Systems 98 conference, December 1998.
Uncontrolled keywords: Internet trust, knowledge-based tools, knowledge elicitation, knowledge-poor domains, knowledge refinement, knowledge generation, Istar
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2009 17:41 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:59 UTC
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