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An Evidential Approach for Managing Temporal Relations Uncertainty

  • Nessrine El Hadj Salem
  • Allel Hadjali
  • Aymen GammoudiEmail author
  • Boutheina Ben Yaghlane
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9875)

Abstract

Temporal information can be often perceived in a vague way as infected with imprecision and uncertainty. Therefore, we need to find some way of handling the invaluable temporal information. This paper presents a belief functions-based approach to represent temporal relations uncertainty in the point algebra context. We would like to show the concept of mass function is suitable for modeling the uncertain knowledge about possible relations between dates. The temporal uncertainty can also be expressed thanks to a vector of belief measures. A set of rules that allows some reasoning about evidential temporal relations, is then established.

Keywords

Temporal relations Uncertainty Evidence theory 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This paper is supported by the project CNRS Defi Mastodons 2016: QDoSSi under the number 159982.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nessrine El Hadj Salem
    • 1
  • Allel Hadjali
    • 2
  • Aymen Gammoudi
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Boutheina Ben Yaghlane
    • 3
  1. 1.ISGT, University of TunisTunisTunisia
  2. 2.LIAS/ENSMAFuturoscope CedexFrance
  3. 3.IHEC, University of CarthageTunisTunisia

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