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Abstract

THESE NOTES COVER FIVE LECTURES ENTITLED: THE MEASUREMENT OF BELIEF, THE ADMISSIBILITY OF BELIEF MEASURES, THE MEASUREMENT OF IGNORANCE, PROBABILITY KINEMATICS AND MECHANICAL UPDATING. THE AUTHOR STATES AXIOM SYSTEMS FOR PROBABILITY AND POSSIBILITY MEASURES, AND DEFINES A BELIEF FUNCTION. HE COMPARES THE APPROACH TO A NUMBER OF PROBLEMS USING BELIEF FUNCTIONS TO THAT USING BAYESIAN PROBABILITY THEORY. FOR DECISION MAKING HE DEMONSTRATES THAT BELIEF FUNCTIONS CAN VIOLATE THE DOMINACE PRINCIPLE AND LEAD TO SUB-OPTIMAL DECISIONS. HE CONTRASTS THE USE OF A VACUOUS BELIEF FUNCTION WITH A BAYESIAN APPROACH TO THE MEASUREMENT OF IGNORANCE. FINALLY HE EXPLORES THE CALCULATION OF EXPECTED VALUES TAKING ACCOUNT OF LOCAL CONSTRAINTS AND THE EFFECTS OF DEMPSTER'S RULE ON THE RESULTS.

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Authors: GARBOLINO P JRC-ISPRA, JRC-ISPRA
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11385 EN (1988) MF, PP 58, ECU 4.00, BLOW-UP COPY, ECU 7.50, AVAILABILITY: EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, BP 1003, GDL
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Record Number: 1989126214400 / Last updated on: 1989-04-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en