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Re: [freehaven-dev] Dempster-Shafer

This is the sort of assessment/experience I had hoped someone in
the group might have. Thanks. 

Thanks much, 

On Sun, 23 Apr 2000, Ron Rivest wrote:

> Hi --
> David said: 
>   "I mentioned that I had heard about the Dempster-Shafer "belief model."
>   No one seemed to know about it, so I'll go read about it this week and
>   hopefully we can discuss w/Brian next week. It seems to be a
>   math framework for dealing with partial information."
> I looked at this quite a few years ago, and found it seriously lacking.
> I suggest sticking with more standard probability theory (of the Bayesian
> flavor, where probabilities can represent ``degrees of belief'').  
> 	Cheers,
> 	Ron