# language of uncertainty

## German translation: die Berechnung der Wahrscheinlichkeit

 05:30 Jan 22, 2002
English to German translations [PRO]
Science - Mathematics & Statistics / Statistics
 English term or phrase: language of uncertainty This has s.th. to do with the probability calculus (in connection with determining the tracking error in investment portfolios). I found a website where they state what the "language of uncertainty" consists of: event algebra, three laws of probability, conditional probability, joint probability, random variables, probability mass function, moments of a random variable, expected value, variance and standard deviation, probability elicitation, but since I slept throughout my maths classes, this is of little help.
 Beate LutzebaeckNew Zealand Local time: 00:22
 German translation:die Berechnung der Wahrscheinlichkeit Explanation:"Language of uncertainty" seems to be just another way of referring to probability/theory of probability calculation of probability - die Berechnung der Wahrscheinlichkeit 1. Risk analysts must quantify their uncertainties, which, if nothing else, will provide guidance for research and corrective actions, Garrick said. "It shouldn't be a question of whether or not there is a no-damage threshold, but rather a question of how likely there is and how likely there isn't, and that should be the basis of our calculations." That is, the challenge is for risk analysts to translate their knowledge into the language of uncertainty, which is the language of probability. 2. So, the statistical analyses we will be using deal with different degrees of uncertainty, and the language of uncertainty is PROBABILITY THEORY 3. Probability,the "language of uncertainty," refers to the proportion ... http://inside.salve.edu/walsh/powerpointfiles/probability.PD...--------------------------------------------------Note added at 2002-01-22 18:54:56 (GMT)--------------------------------------------------[PDF] Aufgaben zur Vorlesung Statistik f¨ur Ingenieure 1. ... Format datoteke: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - HTML verzija ... Aufgaben zur Vorlesung Statistik f¨ur Ingenieure 2. Kombinatorik und Sprache der Wahrscheinlichkeit 1. Herr N. hat eine wichtige Telefonnummer vergessen. Er ... www.mathe.tu-freiberg.de/math/inst/stoch/Stoyan/IngStat/ astating.pdf
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Vesna Zivcic
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 Pretty convincing. Thank you, Vesna!4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4die Berechnung der Wahrscheinlichkeit
 Vesna Zivcic
3 +1die Sprache der Unsicherheit
 Sven Petersson
4 -1Unsicherheitsfaktor
 Kathi Stock

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## Answers

4 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): -1
Unsicherheitsfaktor

Explanation:
..is part of every business plan...the big unforseen.

 Kathi StockUnited StatesLocal time: 05:22Native speaker of: GermanPRO pts in category: 8

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disagree  Sven Petersson: Does no fit context.
 22 mins
-> of course it fits..Unsicherheitsfaktoren sind alle die Elemente, die sich z.B. in einem business plan nicht eindeutig vorhersagen lassen und der Marktsituation angepaßt werden müssen.
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die Sprache der Unsicherheit

Explanation:
I get no Google hits on "die Sprache der Unsicherheit" but 67 on "die Sprache der Medizin".

My geriatric brain.
 Sven PeterssonSwedenLocal time: 12:22Native speaker of: Swedish, English

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agree  schmurr: kommt mit etwas unsicher vor :o)
 3 hrs
-> Thank you very much!
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die Berechnung der Wahrscheinlichkeit

Explanation:
"Language of uncertainty" seems to be just another way of referring to probability/theory of probability

calculation of probability - die Berechnung der Wahrscheinlichkeit

1. Risk analysts must quantify their uncertainties, which, if nothing else, will provide guidance for research and corrective actions, Garrick said. "It shouldn't be a question of whether or not there is a no-damage threshold, but rather a question of how likely there is and how likely there isn't, and that should be the basis of our calculations." That is, the challenge is for risk analysts to translate their knowledge into the language of uncertainty, which is the language of probability.

2. So, the statistical analyses we will be using deal with
different degrees of uncertainty, and the language of uncertainty
is PROBABILITY THEORY

3. Probability,the "language of uncertainty," refers to the proportion ...

http://inside.salve.edu/walsh/powerpointfiles/probability.PD...

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Note added at 2002-01-22 18:54:56 (GMT)
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[PDF] Aufgaben zur Vorlesung Statistik f¨ur Ingenieure 1. ...
Format datoteke: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - HTML verzija
... Aufgaben zur Vorlesung Statistik f¨ur Ingenieure 2. Kombinatorik und Sprache der
Wahrscheinlichkeit 1. Herr N. hat eine wichtige Telefonnummer vergessen. Er ...
www.mathe.tu-freiberg.de/math/inst/stoch/Stoyan/IngStat/ astating.pdf

Reference: http://www.riskworld.com/Profsoci/sra/newsltrs/2ndqu95/ps5ae...
Reference: http://www.dur.ac.uk/a.k.w.hola/1yr1stats.intro
 Vesna ZivcicLocal time: 12:22Native speaker of: CroatianPRO pts in category: 4
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 Pretty convincing. Thank you, Vesna!
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