Classification Trees Based on Belief Functions

  • Nicolas Sutton-Charani
  • Sébastien Destercke
  • Thierry Denœux
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 164)


Decision tree classifiers are popular classification methods. In this paper, we extend to multi-class problems a decision tree method based on belief functions previously described for two-class problems only. We propose three possible extensions: combining multiple two-class trees together and directly extending the estimation of belief functions within the tree to the multi-class setting. We provide experiment results and compare them to usual decision trees.


Decision Tree Information Gain Belief Function Approximate Reasoning Conditional Belief 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicolas Sutton-Charani
    • 1
  • Sébastien Destercke
    • 1
  • Thierry Denœux
    • 1
  1. 1.UMR CNRS 7253 HeudiasycUniversité Technologique de CompiègneCompiègne cedexFrance

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