Geometry of Upper Probabilities

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Geometry of Upper Probabilities
In this paper we adopt the geometric approach to the theory of evidence to study the geometric counterparts of the plausibility functions, or upper probabilities. The computation of the coordinate change between the two natural reference frames in the belief space allows us to introduce the dual notion of basic plausibility assignment and understand its relation with the classical basic probability assignment. The convex shape of the plausibility space Π is recovered in analogy to what was done for the belief space, and the pointwise geometric relation between a belief function and the corresponding plausibility vector is discussed. The orthogonal projection of an arbitrary belief function s onto the probabilistic subspace is computed and compared with other significant entities, such as the relative plausibility and mean probability vectors. Keywords theory of evidence, belief space, basic plausibility assignment, plausibility space, orthogonal projection
Fabio Cuzzolin
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Updated 04 Jul 2010
Type Conference
Year 2003
Authors Fabio Cuzzolin
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