Diagnostic Inference with the Dempster-Shafer Theory and a Fuzzy Input

  • Ewa StraszeckaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 643)


The present paper proposes a diagnosis support inference in which input evidence are fuzzy sets. Diagnostic rules are formulated as fuzzy focal elements in the Dempster-Shafer theory. An inclusion measure is used to evaluate matching knowledge with evidence and to calculate belief of the diagnosis. Data simulated for two diagnostic situations show that the method allow for using linguistic values as a diagnostic information.


Dempster-Shafer theory Fuzzy sets Diagnosis support 



This research was supported by statutory funds of the Institute of Electronics, Silesian University of Technology.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Electronics, Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer ScienceSilesian University of TechnologyGliwicePoland

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