About Sources Dependence in the Theory of Belief Functions

  • Mouna Chebbah
  • Arnaud Martin
  • Boutheina Ben Yaghlane
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 164)


In the theory of belief functions many combination rules are proposed in the purpose of merging and confronting several sources opinions. Some combination rules are used when sources are cognitively independent whereas others are specific to dependent sources. In this paper, we suggest a method to quantify sources degrees of dependence in order to choose the more appropriate combination rule. We used generated mass functions to test the proposed method.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mouna Chebbah
    • 1
    • 2
  • Arnaud Martin
    • 2
  • Boutheina Ben Yaghlane
    • 3
  1. 1.LARODEC LaboratoryISG TunisCité BouchouchaTunisia
  2. 2.IRISA, University of Rennes 1LannionFrance
  3. 3.LARODEC LaboratoryIHEC CarthageCarthage PrésidenceTunisia

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