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On the aggregation of prioritized belief structures

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1 Author(s)
R. R. Yager ; Machine Intelligence Inst., Iona Coll., New Rochelle, NY, USA

The focus of this work is to provide a procedure for aggregating prioritized belief structures. Motivated by the ideas of nonmonotonic logics an alternative to the normalization step used in Dempster's rule when faced with conflicting belief structures is suggested. We show how this procedure allows us to make inferences in inheritance networks where the knowledge is in the form of a belief structure

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IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Part A: Systems and Humans  (Volume:26 ,  Issue: 6 )