Artificial Intelligence


Infinite Classes of Counter-Examples to the Dempster's Rule of Combination

Authors: Jean Dezert, Florentin Smarandache

This paper presents several classes of fusion problems which cannot be directly attacked by the classical mathematical theory of evidence, also known as the Dempster-Shafer Theory (DST) either because the Shafer's model for the frame of discernment is impossible to obtain or just because the Dempster's rule of combination fails to provide coherent results (or no result at all). We present and discuss the potentiality of the DSmT combined with its classical (or hybrid) rule of combination to attack these infinite classes of fusion problems.

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[v1] 6 Mar 2010

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