Using IRON to build frictionless on-line communities

by Javier Morales, Iosu Mendizábal, David Sánchez-Pinsach, Maite López-Sánchez, Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar
Abstract:
On-line communities are virtual environments where users exchange contents. Occasionally, users’ interactions lead to frictions, jeopardising the proper functioning of the community. Trying to avoid frictions, on-line communities typically incorporate a regulation mechanism based on (i) norms set by the owner of the community; and (ii) human moderators. In this paper we present a participatory legislation mechanism that automatically synthesises norms for an on-line community based on users’ complaints about contents. With this aim, we present an agent-based simulator to model the interactions within on-line communities. We then exploit IRON, an automatic norm synthesis mechanism, to regulate simulated on-line communities. As a result, IRON synthesises norms that prevent a user from uploading contents that users regard as unacceptable by means of complaints, hence avoiding frictions.
Reference:
Using IRON to build frictionless on-line communities (Javier Morales, Iosu Mendizábal, David Sánchez-Pinsach, Maite López-Sánchez, Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar), In AI Communications, IOS Press, volume 28, 2015.
Bibtex Entry:
@article{morales2015frictionless,
author = {Morales, Javier and Mendiz'{a}bal, Iosu and S'{a}nchez-Pinsach, David and L'{o}pez-S'{a}nchez, Maite and Rodr'{i}guez-Aguilar, Juan A.},
title = {Using IRON to build frictionless on-line communities},
journal = {AI Communications},
issue_date = {2015},
volume = {28},
issue = {1},
year = {2015},
pages = {55-71},
doi = {10.3233/AIC-140616}
issue_date = {January 2015},
month = jan,
issn = {0921-7126},
numpages = {17},
acmid = {2699144},
publisher = {IOS Press},
address = {Amsterdam, The Netherlands, The Netherlands},
keywords = {Multi-Agent Normative Systems, Norm Synthesis, On-Line Communities},
abstract={On-line communities are virtual environments where users exchange contents. Occasionally, users' interactions lead to frictions, jeopardising the proper functioning of the community. Trying to avoid frictions, on-line communities typically incorporate a regulation mechanism based on (i) norms set by the owner of the community; and (ii) human moderators. In this paper we present a participatory legislation mechanism that automatically synthesises norms for an on-line community based on users' complaints about contents. With this aim, we present an agent-based simulator to model the interactions within on-line communities. We then exploit IRON, an automatic norm synthesis mechanism, to regulate simulated on-line communities. As a result, IRON synthesises norms that prevent a user from uploading contents that users regard as unacceptable by means of complaints, hence avoiding frictions.},
url = {http://javimorales.name/download/publications/morales2015frictionless.pdf},
}