Study of the reputation scaling moduleAuthor(s): Jiang He
The RSM (Reputation Scaling Module) was the heart of the TMS (Trust Management System). The RSM was responsible for accepting an associates behavior history and calculating a RI (Reputation Index). The RI was aweighted estimation of the associates trustworthiness and formed the basis for the TMSs trust decision.Without the RSM, the TMS would not have had the ability to process an associates behavior history and, thus, have been unable to make any sort of trustworthiness decision. This paper explains the basic trust model that the RSM implemented and describes the method of how behavior observations were transformed into weighted FIs.