On the combination of information sources

  • R. Kruse
  • E. Schwecke
1. Mathematical Theory Of Evidence
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 521)


Subject of this paper is a thorough modeling of uncertain knowledge based on the theory of belief functions. In this context it has to be taken into account, that some experts state of mind changes in the light of new information, thus we introduce the notion of an information source. Considering the integration of information sources it turns out that this approach leads to Dempster's well-known rule of combination.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Kruse
    • 1
  • E. Schwecke
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Betriebssysteme und Rechnerverbund TU BraunschweigBraunschweigWest Germany

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