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Modeling Partially Reliable Information Sources: A General Approach Based on Dempster-Shafer Theory

By Stephan Hartmann and R Haenni

Abstract

Combining testimonial reports from independent and partially reliable information sources is an important problem of uncertain reasoning. Within the framework of Dempster-Shafer theory, we propose a general model of partially reliable sources which includes several previously known results as special cases. The paper reproduces these results, gives a number of new insights, and thereby contributes to a better understanding of this important application of reasoning with uncertain and incomplete information.Articl

Topics: PHI
Year: 2006
OAI identifier: oai:sas-space.sas.ac.uk:1063
Provided by: SAS-SPACE

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