Further Investigation of Focussed Bayesian Fusion

Technical report


Jennifer Sander


Technical report IES-2009-03. In: Jürgen Beyerer, Marco Huber (eds.), Proceedings of the 2009 Joint Workshop of Fraunhofer IOSB and Institute for Anthropomatics, Vision and Fusion Laboratory, KIT Scientific Publishing, 2009.



Local Bayesian fusion approaches reduce high computational costs caused by Bayesian fusion. This paper mainly deals with focussed Bayesian fusion, a special local Bayesian fusion technique, which is easily realizable in practice. An interval scheme for global probabilities is derived. Using concepts from information theory and decision theory, other new results concerning the global meaning of focussed Bayesian fusion and its consistency with Bayesian decision theory are presented.