Dempster-Shafer Theory with Smoothness

  • Ronald Böck
  • Stefan Glüge
  • Andreas Wendemuth
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8032)


This paper introduces the idea of a modified Dempster-Shafer theory. We adapt the belief characteristic of expert combination by introducing a penalty term which is specific to the investigated object. This approach is motivated by the observation that final decisions in the Dempster-Shafer theory might tend to fluctuations due to variations in sensor inputs on small time scales, even if the real phenomenological characteristic is stable.


Penalty Term Combination Rule Belief Function Skin Conductance Level Basic Probability Assignment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald Böck
    • 1
  • Stefan Glüge
    • 1
  • Andreas Wendemuth
    • 1
  1. 1.Cognitive Systems, IESKOtto von Guericke UniversityMagdeburgGermany

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