Modeling Partially Reliable Information Sources: a General Approach based on Dempster-Shafer Theory

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Haenni, Rolf; Hartmann, Stephan
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Combining testimonial reports from independent and partially reliable information sources is an important problem of uncertain reasoning. Within the framework of Dempster-Shafer theory, we propose a general model of partially reliable sources which includes several previously known results as special cases. The paper reproduces these results, gives a number of new insights, and thereby contributes to a better understanding of this important application of reasoning with uncertain and incomplete information.