A Mathematical Theory of Evidence turns 40

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The book that launched the Dempster–Shafer theory of belief functions appeared 40 years ago. This intellectual autobiography looks back on how I came to write the book and how its ideas played out in my later work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-25
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Approximate Reasoning
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Applied Mathematics


  • Belief functions
  • Causality
  • Dempster–Shafer theory
  • Game-theoretic probability


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