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In context-aware trust evaluation, using ontology tree is a popular approach to represent the relation
between contexts. Usually, similarity between two contexts is computed using these trees. Therefore, the
performance of trust evaluation highly depends on the quality of ontology trees. Fairness or granularity
consistency is one of the major limitations affecting the quality of ontology tree. This limitation refers to
inequality of semantic similarity in the most ontology trees. In other words, semantic similarity of every two
adjacent nodes is unequal in these trees. It deteriorates the performance of contexts similarity computation.
We overcome this limitation by weighting tree edges based on their semantic similarity. Weight of each
edge is computed using Normalized Similarity Score (NSS) method. This method is based on frequencies of
concepts (words) co-occurrences in the pages indexed by search engines. Our experiments represent the
better performance of the proposed approach in comparison with established trust evaluation approaches.
The suggested approach can enhance efficiency of any solution which models semantic relations by