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Classification when a priori evidence is ambiguous
Author(s): Ronald P. S. Mahler
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes conditioned Dempster-Shafer (CDS) theory, a probabilistic calculus for dealing with possibly non-Bayesian evidence when underlying a priori knowledge is possibly non-Bayesian. The Dempster-Shafer composition operator can be `conditioned' to reflect the influence of any kind of a priori knowledge which can be modeled as a Dempster-Shafer belief measure. CDS is firmly grounded in probability theory via the theory of random sets. It is also a generalization of the Bayesian theory of evidence to the case when both evidence and a priori knowledge are ambiguous.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2234, Automatic Object Recognition IV, (29 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.181027
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Ronald P. S. Mahler, Unisys Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2234:
Automatic Object Recognition IV
Firooz A. Sadjadi, Editor(s)

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