On Internal Conflict as an External Conflict of a Decomposition of Evidence

  • Alexander Lepskiy
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9861)


Conflictness is an important a priori characteristic of combining rules in the belief functions theory. A new approach to the estimation of internal conflict offered in this article. This approach is based on the idea of decomposition of the initial body of evidence on the set of bodies of evidence by means of some combining rule. Then the (external) conflict of this set of beliefs is estimated. The dependence of change of internal conflict from the choice of the combining rules is analyzed in this study.


Internal conflict Belief functions theory Combining rules Imprecision index 



The financial support from the Government of the Russian Federation within the framework of the implementation of the 5-100 Programme Roadmap of the National Research University Higher School of Economics is acknowledged. This work was supported by the grant 14-07-00189 of RFBR (Russian Foundation for Basic Research).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Higher School of EconomicsMoscowRussia

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