STATISTICAL VIEWPOINT ON THE THEORY OF EVIDENCE.

Robert A. Hummel, Michael Landy

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The authors provide a perspective and interpretation regarding the Dempster-Shafer theory of evidence that regards the combination formulas as statistics of the opinions of experts. This is done by introducing spaces with binary operations that are simpler to interpret or simpler to implement than the standard combination formula, and showing that these spaces can be mapped homomorphically onto the Dempster-Shafer theory-of-evidence space. The experts in the space of opinions-of-experts combine information in a Bayesian fastion. Alternative spaces for the combination of evidence suggested by this viewpoint are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)235-247
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1988

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Theory of Evidence
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STATISTICAL VIEWPOINT ON THE THEORY OF EVIDENCE. / Hummel, Robert A.; Landy, Michael.

In: IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Vol. 10, No. 2, 03.1988, p. 235-247.

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