On the α-Conjunctions for Combining Belief Functions

Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 164)

Abstract

The α-conjunctions basically represent the set of associative, commutative and linear operators for belief functions with the vacuous belief function as neutral element. Besides, they include as particular case the unnormalized Dempster’s rule. They are thus particularly interesting from a formal standpoint. However, they suffer from a main limitation: they lack a clear interpretation in general. In this paper, an interpretation for these combination rules is proposed, based on a new framework that allows the integration of meta-knowledge on the various forms of lack of truthfulness of the information sources.

Keywords

Mass Function Multivalued Mapping Combination Rule Belief Function Neutral Element 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Thales Research and TechnologyPalaiseau CedexFrance

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