A Statistical Viewpoint on the Theory of Evidence

  title={A Statistical Viewpoint on the Theory of Evidence},
  author={Robert A. Hummel and Michael S. Landy},
  journal={IEEE Trans. Pattern Anal. Mach. Intell.},
We describe a viewpoint on the DempsterlShafer “theory of evidence,” and provide an interpretation which regards the combination formulas as statistics of the opinions of “experts.” This is done by introducing spaces with binary operations that are simpler to interpret or simpler to implement than the standard combination formula, and showing that these spaces can be mapped homomorphically onto the DempsterlShafer theory of evidence space. The experts in the space of “opinions of experts… CONTINUE READING

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