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A prototype store choice and location modelling system using Dempster-Shafer theory

Beynon, Malcolm James, Griffiths, Benjamin and Marshall, David 2002. A prototype store choice and location modelling system using Dempster-Shafer theory. Expert Systems 19 (5) , pp. 273-284. 10.1111/1468-0394.00214

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Abstract

This paper concerns the study of destination choice modelling, more specifically identifying within some area (e.g. a city) the region where a particular store is the most favourable to be visited by individuals. An influence measure is constructed for each individual, which incorporates the modern technique known as Dempster–Shafer theory. Based on the evidence of the shopping destinations of individuals, geographical regions are found for levels of largest belief and plausibility (within Dempster–Shafer theory) for specific stores being the most favourable to visit. Additionally, this method may be used to identify the possible position of new stores, based on regions of most uncertainty or conflict in store choice. A prototype choice modelling system is introduced to enable the series of associated results to be easily visualized and analysed.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Uncontrolled Keywords: choice set; Dempster–Shafer theory; store location; choice modelling system; uncertainty; conflict
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 0266-4720
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:23
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/37988

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