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Two Dimensional Opinions Dynamics in Social Networks with Conflicting Beliefs

Chen, Shuwei, Glass, David H. and McCartney, Mark (2016) Two Dimensional Opinions Dynamics in Social Networks with Conflicting Beliefs. AI & Society, n/a . ??-??. [Journal article]

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Two models are developed for updating opinions in social networks under situations where certain beliefs might be considered to be competing. These two models represent different attitudes of people towards the perceived conflict between beliefs. In both models agents have a degree of tolerance, which represents the extent to which the agent takes into account the differing beliefs of other agents, and a degree of conflict, which represents the extent to which two beliefs are considered to be competing. Computer simulations are used to determine how the opinion dynamics are affected by the inclusion of conflict. Results show that conflict can enhance the formation of consensus within the network in certain circumstances according to one of the models.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Opinion dynamics; Bounded confidence model; Social network; Conflicting opinions
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute > Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ID Code:36632
Deposited By: Dr David Glass
Deposited On:13 Jan 2017 21:00
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:27

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