Social polarization in the metropolitan area of Marseille. Modelling uncertain knowledge with probabilistic and possibilistic networks

  • Giovanni Fusco UMR ESPACE, CNRS / University of Nice Sophie Antipolis, France
  • Cristina Cao UMR ESPACE, CNRS / University of Nice Sophie Antipolis, France
  • Didier Dubois UMR IRIT, CNRS / University of Toulouse Paul Sabatier, France
  • Henri Prade UMR IRIT, CNRS / University of Toulouse Paul Sabatier, France
  • Floriane Scarella UMR ESPACE, CNRS / University of Nice Sophie Antipolis, France
  • Andrea Tettamanzi UMR I3S, CNRS / University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France

Abstract

A Bayesian Network and a Possibilistic Network are used to produce trend scenarios of social polarization in the metropolitan area of Marseille (France). Both scenarios are based on uncertain knowledge of relationships among variables and produce uncertain evaluations of future social polarization. We show that probabilistic models should not be used just to infer most probable outcomes, as these would give a fallacious impression of certain knowledge. The possibilistic model produces more uncertainty-laden results which are coherent with model uncertainties and respect elicited values of possibilities. Results of the two models converge when probability values are “degraded”.

Published
2017-10-09
How to Cite
FUSCO, Giovanni et al. Social polarization in the metropolitan area of Marseille. Modelling uncertain knowledge with probabilistic and possibilistic networks. Plurimondi, [S.l.], n. 17, oct. 2017. ISSN 2420-921X. Available at: <http://plurimondi.poliba.it/index.php/Plurimondi/article/view/39>. Date accessed: 14 oct. 2019.