Probability of deductibility and belief functions

  • Philippe Smets
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 747)


We present an interpretation of Dempster-Shafer theory based on the probability of deducibility. We present two forms of revision (conditioning) that lead to the geometrical rule of conditioning and to Dempster rule of conditioning, respectively.


Probability Measure Belief Function Geometrical Rule Plausibility Function Disjunctive Rule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philippe Smets
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  1. 1.IRIDIA, Université Libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium

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