A statistical viewpoint on the theory of evidence

R.A. Hummel, M.S. Landy
1988 IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence  
Abstrucl-We describe a viewpoint on the DempsterlSbafer "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
more » ... "opinions of experts" combine information in a Bayesian fashion. We present alternative spaces for the combination of evidence suggested by this viewpoint.
doi:10.1109/34.3885 fatcat:tqkuo5aapndwvbes6miybphq6e