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Within the framework of evidence theory, data fusion consists in obtaining a single belief function by the combination of several belief functions resulting from distinct information sources. The most popular rule of combination, called Dempster's rule of combination (or the orthogonal sum), has several interesting mathematical properties such as(More)
The tumor necrosis factor (TNF) family member B cell activating factor (BAFF) binds B cells and enhances B cell receptor-triggered proliferation. We find that B cell maturation antigen (BCMA), a predicted member of the TNF receptor family expressed primarily in mature B cells, is a receptor for BAFF. Although BCMA was previously localized to the Golgi(More)
The paper untitled " Belief functions combination and conflict management " has been published in a recent issue of the journal [1]. The problem of information combination is introduced in the context of Dempster-Shafer theory of evidence or belief function theory [2]. The authors adopt the Transferable Belief Model (TBM) point of view, a non-probabilistic(More)
In this article, the contextual discounting of a belief function, a classical discounting generalization, is extended and its particular link with the canoni-cal disjunctive decomposition is highlighted. A general family of correction mechanisms allowing one to weaken the information provided by a source is then introduced, as well as the dual of this(More)
In multiple myeloma (MM), malignant plasma cells reside in the bone marrow, where they accumulate in close contact with stromal cells. The mechanisms responsible for the chemotaxis of malignant plasma cells are still poorly understood. Thus, we investigated the mechanisms involved in the chemotaxis of MDN and XG2 MM cell lines. Both cell lines strongly(More)
Following the emergence and global spread of a novel H1N1 influenza virus in 2009, two A(H1N1)pdm/09 influenza vaccines produced from the A/California/07/09 H1N1 strain were selected and used for the national immunisation programme in the United Kingdom: an adjuvanted split virion vaccine and a non-adjuvanted whole virion vaccine. In this study, we assessed(More)
—In this paper, we present an analysis of different approaches relative to the correction of belief functions based on the results given by a confusion matrix. Three different mechanisms based on discountings are detailed. These methods have the objective to assess the discounting rates to be assigned to a source of information. These discounting rates(More)