AAAI Publications, Twenty-Fourth International FLAIRS Conference

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Prime Normal Forms in Belief Merging
Jerusa Marchi, Laurent Perrussel

Last modified: 2011-03-20


The aim of Belief Merging is to aggregate possibly conflicting pieces of information issued from different sources. The quality of the resulting set is usually considered in terms of a closeness criterion between the resulting belief set and the initial belief sets. The notion of distance between belief sets is thus a crucial issue when we face the merging problem. The aim of this paper is twofold: introducing a syntactical way to calculate distances and proposing the use of a distance based on prime implicants and prime implicates that considers the importance of each propositional symbol in the belief set.

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