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A note on how Renyi entropy can create a spectrum of probabilistic merging operators

In this paper we present a result that relates merging of closed convex sets of discrete probability functions respectively by the squared Euclidean distance and the Kullback-Leibler divergence, using an inspiration from the Rényi entropy. While selecting the probability function with the highest Shannon entropy appears to be a convincingly justified way of representing a closed convex set of prob…