Belief Rules vs. Decision Rules: A Preliminary Appraisal of the Problem

  • Jerzy W. Grzymała-Busse
  • Zdzisław S. Hippe
  • Teresa Mroczek
Part of the Advances in Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 31)


An in-house developed computer program system Belief SEEKER, capable to generate belief networks and to convert them into respective sets of belief rules, was applied in mining the melanoma database. The obtained belief rules were compared with production rules generated by LERS system. It was found, that belief rules can be presumably treated as a generalization of standard IF...THEN rules.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jerzy W. Grzymała-Busse
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zdzisław S. Hippe
    • 1
  • Teresa Mroczek
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Expert Systems and Artificial IntelligenceUniversity of Information Technology and ManagementRzeszówPoland
  2. 2.Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceUniversity of KansasLawrenceUSA

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