On internal conflict as an external conflict of a decomposition of evidence
Conflictness is an important a priori characteristic of combining rules in the belief functions theory. A new approach to the estimation of internal conflict offered in this article. This approach is based on the idea of decomposition of the initial body of evidence on the set of bodies of evidence by means of some combining rule. Then the (external) conflict of this set of beliefs is estimated. The dependence of change of internal conflict from the choice of the combining rules is analyzed in this study.