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Extensions and Applications of Evidence Theory

Part of the Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing book series (STUDFUZZ, volume 76)

Abstract

Although the Dempster-Shafer theory of evidence fits in handling both imprecision and uncertainty very effectively, a large amount of researches have shown its extensions to be needed. The belief function can not handle the issue of comparisons. The orthogonal sum indeed plays a main role in evidential reasoning, but it has been criticised when it is used for combining two largely conflicting pieces of evidence. Also, it can only be used to combine evidence coming from the same frame of discernment.

Keywords

Mass Function Blood Type Combination Rule Belief Function Evidential Reasoning 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Di Cai
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computing ScienceUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowScotland, UK

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