General Schemes of Combining Rules and the Quality Characteristics of Combining

  • Alexander Lepskiy
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8764)


Some general schemes and examples of aggregation of two belief functions into a single belief function are considered in this paper. We find some sufficient conditions of change of ignorance when evidences are combined with the help of various rules. It is shown that combining rules can be regarded as pessimistic or optimistic depending on the sign of the change of ignorance after applying.


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  • Alexander Lepskiy
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  1. 1.Higher School of EconomicsMoscowRussia

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