### Abstract

Dempster-Shafer theory, which can be regarded as a generalisation of probability theory, is a widely used formalism for reasoning with uncertain information. The application of the theory hinges on the use of a rule for combining evidence from different sources. A number of different combination rules have been applied, each of which makes certain assumptions about the evidence. Here we describe several of these rules as argument schemes, using critical questions to capture the assumptions behind the rules. An example illustrates how we imagine these argument schemes might be used.

Original language | English |
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Number of pages | 20 |

Publication status | Published - 2013 |

Event | Tenth International Workshop on Argumentation in Multi-Agent Systems (ArgMAS 2013) - Minnesota, United States Duration: 6 May 2013 → 10 May 2013 |

### Conference

Conference | Tenth International Workshop on Argumentation in Multi-Agent Systems (ArgMAS 2013) |
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Country | United States |

City | Minnesota |

Period | 6/05/13 → 10/05/13 |

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## Cite this

Tang, Y., Oren, N., Parsons, S., & Sycara, K. (2013).

*Dempster-Shafer argument schemes*. Paper presented at Tenth International Workshop on Argumentation in Multi-Agent Systems (ArgMAS 2013), Minnesota, United States. http://homepages.abdn.ac.uk/n.oren/pages/publications/tang13dempster.pdf