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The consensus operator for combining beliefs

Josang, Audun (2002) The consensus operator for combining beliefs. Artificial Intelligence Journal, 142(1-2), pp. 157-170.

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Abstract

The consensus operator provides a method for combining possibly conflicting beliefs within the Dempster-Shafer belief theory, and represents an alternative to the traditional Dempster's rule. This paper describes how the consensus operator can be applied to dogmatic conflicting opinions, i.e. when the degree of conflict is very high. It overcomes shortcomings of Dempster's rule and other operators that have been proposed for combining possibly conflicting beliefs.

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ID Code: 7287
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Subjective logic, Belief theory, Uncertainty, Cumulative rule
DOI: 10.1016/S0004-3702(02)00259-X
ISSN: 0004-3702
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing not elsewhere classified (080199)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 02 May 2007
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:40

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