Voting with social influence: Using arguments to uncover ground truth

Alan Tsang, John A. Doucette, Hadi Hosseini

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    Abstract

    In certain voting problems, a hidden ground truth is inferred by aggregating the opinions of an electorate. We propose a novel model of these underlying social interactions, and derive maximum likelihood estimators for the ground truth in these models, given the social network and votes. We also evaluate these new estimators, as well as existing ones, on a class of simulated social networks.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationAAMAS 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
    EditorsRafael H. Bordini, Pinar Yolum, Edith Elkind, Gerhard Weiss
    PublisherInternational Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (IFAAMAS)
    Pages1841-1842
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Electronic)9781450337717
    StatePublished - 2015
    Event14th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 2015 - Istanbul, Turkey
    Duration: May 4 2015May 8 2015

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of the International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS
    Volume3
    ISSN (Print)1548-8403
    ISSN (Electronic)1558-2914

    Other

    Other14th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 2015
    CountryTurkey
    CityIstanbul
    Period5/4/155/8/15

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Software
    • Control and Systems Engineering

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