Title: An identification method of D-S evidence conflict based on the measurement factors

Authors: Nan Feng; Cai Sijing; Li Yang

Addresses: School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, 30 Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100083, China; School of Electrical Engineering, North China University of Science and Technology, 46 Xinhua Road, Lunan District, Tangshan 063009, China ' School of Civil and Environmental engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, 30 Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100083, China ' School of Civil and Architectural Engineering, North China University of Science and Technology, 46 Xinhua Road, Lunan District, Tangshan 063009, China

Abstract: Recognition and measurement of evidence conflict is the key problem that restricts the application of D-S evidence theory. Based on the evidence conflict definition and case analysis, we give the new measurement factor of conflict, integrate the traditional conflict coefficient K and the Jousselme's information distance to represent the conflict between the evidence, use information entropy to represent the evidence information effectiveness in this paper. We analyse the relationship among the three metrical components through constructing the coefficient K and difJ information matrix and verified the effectiveness and adaptability of the new conflict metric factor in recognition and measurement of the evidence conflict.

Keywords: Dempster-Shafter; D-S evidence theory; evidence fusion; conflict identification; information distance; information effectiveness; information entropy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAMC.2016.080979

International Journal of Advanced Media and Communication, 2016 Vol.6 No.2/3/4, pp.143 - 155

Available online: 10 Dec 2016 *

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