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German to English translations [PRO] Bus/Financial - Mathematics & Statistics
German term or phrase:bereinigen
This text is about a software that primarily caters to the needs of call centers. What is described here is a procedure where the calls or other data, such as average handling time, from various sections of the call center are added up or cumulated. To arrive at a realistic figure, the total calls must be multiplied by a certain factor which reflects unanswered calls (disconnected, abandoned calls etc.) Unfortunately I can only rephrase so much, as the word bereinigen comes up repeatedly in this context, as well as "bereinigt".
Wie bereits erwähnt, können sämtliche Operatoren und zusätzliche Faktoren in den Formeln verwendet werden. So kann zB. die Anzahl der Anrufe aus den drei Queues Vertrieb, Info-Line und Störungen *bereinigt* werden, um für weitere Auswertungen und Statistiken die abgebrochenen Anrufe herauszurechnen. Dazu werden die Anrufe aufaddiert und anschließend mit dem Faktor 0.93 multipliziert.
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i.e. *the number of calls related to ... info line, and disruptions can be adjusted to calculate/compute the number of interrupted calls for additional analyses and statistics*
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in other contexts, write *XYZ can be/is/was adjusted for*
or: *XYZ, adjusted for XYZ*
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some examples:
adjusted for inflation
adjusted for currency translation differences
the Web will provide plenty of references! :-)
Bereinigungen durchfuehren=make adjustments to XYZ
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If your text says that XYZ is being ignored, then you should render it as such; however, in the example you provided, *bereinigt=adjusted* actually means that a particular number of XYZ calls are subtracted by a mathematical operation whereby all calls are added and then multiplied by factor XYZ, such factor representing the number of calls by which the total was adjusted.
You could also render your sentence as:
*For example, to arrive at/obtain the number of interrupted calls for additional analyses and statistics, all calls/the number of total calls are/is adjusted by the number of calls related to ... info line, and disruptions*
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ooops, to add to my explanation above: The number of XYZ calls is factually \"ignored\" by multiplying the total number of calls by factor XYZ. The multiplication operation implies that XYZ number is being taken into account.
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Though math and statistics are not my strong suit ;-), everything must be accounted for by means of a variety of mathematical operations; this is what *adjust/adjusted for* expresses/implies. You can\'t just ignore data; you have to find a mathematical way to exclude it, i.e. consider it by adjustment.
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In accounting and statistics, numbers are also adjusted for \"internal\" factors and occurrences, such as in this case.
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\"aufaddieren und ... multiplizieren\" is an adjustment operation because the resulting total is less than the sum you started out with:
238 x 0.93 = 221.34
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I don\'t think *clean* is the operation that\'s being performed here. See, e.g.:
\"The survey data were cleaned for possible inconsistencies and errors and adjusted for missing data and outliers.\"
\"therefore, be considered to be \'absolute\'; definitive data have also been cleaned for spikes, step offsets, and other artifacts and contamination.\"
Thanks for your answer and responses to my doubts. The multiplication part would then be the adjustment, of course (since they're apparently assuming that 7% are "lost calls"). I'm still wondering about Ian's "clean", though... 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
You are right of course about how everything has to be accounted for... and I agree that to adjust a figure for inflation and to adjust the number of calls for the number of unanswered calls are similar. I guess what's bothering me is that "adjusting a figure for something" suggests an external factor (such as inflation) rather than an "internal" factor (such as a part of the figure I'm working with)... Do you follow me?
Hi Silfilla and thanks for your input. I'm not entirely sure if "adjusted for inflation" wouldn't perhaps be quite the opposite of what I'm trying to convey. "Bereinigen" in this context means to purposely ignore a part of something, not make an extra effort to take sth into account. Or is this what you meant?
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Explanation: might work in many instances
Anne Schulz Germany Local time: 00:39 Native speaker of: German PRO pts in category: 4
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i.e. *the number of calls related to ... info line, and disruptions can be adjusted to calculate/compute the number of interrupted calls for additional analyses and statistics*
-------------------------------------------------- Note added at 5 mins (2005-05-19 13:46:43 GMT) --------------------------------------------------
in other contexts, write *XYZ can be/is/was adjusted for*
or: *XYZ, adjusted for XYZ*
-------------------------------------------------- Note added at 6 mins (2005-05-19 13:48:40 GMT) --------------------------------------------------
some examples:
adjusted for inflation
adjusted for currency translation differences
the Web will provide plenty of references! :-)
Bereinigungen durchfuehren=make adjustments to XYZ
-------------------------------------------------- Note added at 28 mins (2005-05-19 14:10:38 GMT) --------------------------------------------------
If your text says that XYZ is being ignored, then you should render it as such; however, in the example you provided, *bereinigt=adjusted* actually means that a particular number of XYZ calls are subtracted by a mathematical operation whereby all calls are added and then multiplied by factor XYZ, such factor representing the number of calls by which the total was adjusted.
You could also render your sentence as:
*For example, to arrive at/obtain the number of interrupted calls for additional analyses and statistics, all calls/the number of total calls are/is adjusted by the number of calls related to ... info line, and disruptions*
-------------------------------------------------- Note added at 32 mins (2005-05-19 14:13:47 GMT) --------------------------------------------------
ooops, to add to my explanation above: The number of XYZ calls is factually \"ignored\" by multiplying the total number of calls by factor XYZ. The multiplication operation implies that XYZ number is being taken into account.
-------------------------------------------------- Note added at 41 mins (2005-05-19 14:23:07 GMT) --------------------------------------------------
Though math and statistics are not my strong suit ;-), everything must be accounted for by means of a variety of mathematical operations; this is what *adjust/adjusted for* expresses/implies. You can\'t just ignore data; you have to find a mathematical way to exclude it, i.e. consider it by adjustment.
-------------------------------------------------- Note added at 1 hr 4 mins (2005-05-19 14:46:33 GMT) --------------------------------------------------
In accounting and statistics, numbers are also adjusted for \"internal\" factors and occurrences, such as in this case.
-------------------------------------------------- Note added at 1 hr 12 mins (2005-05-19 14:54:17 GMT) --------------------------------------------------
\"aufaddieren und ... multiplizieren\" is an adjustment operation because the resulting total is less than the sum you started out with:
238 x 0.93 = 221.34
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I don\'t think *clean* is the operation that\'s being performed here. See, e.g.:
\"The survey data were cleaned for possible inconsistencies and errors and adjusted for missing data and outliers.\"
\"therefore, be considered to be \'absolute\'; definitive data have also been cleaned for spikes, step offsets, and other artifacts and contamination.\"
Thanks for your answer and responses to my doubts. The multiplication part would then be the adjustment, of course (since they're apparently assuming that 7% are "lost calls"). I'm still wondering about Ian's "clean", though...