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On the unicity of Dempster rule of combination. (English) Zbl 0641.68159
Dempster has proposed a rule for the combination of uncertain items of information issued from several sources. This note proves the unicity of this rule under an independence assumption. The existence of alternative rules is stressed, some corresponding to different assumptions, other pertaining to different types of combination.

68T99 Artificial intelligence
94D05 Fuzzy sets and logic (in connection with information, communication, or circuits theory)
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