# a priori

## German translation: A-priori-Wahrscheinlichkeit

#### Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
GLOSSARY ENTRY (DERIVED FROM QUESTION BELOW)
 English term or phrase: a priori German translation: A-priori-Wahrscheinlichkeit Entered by:

 09:33 Apr 8, 2007
English to German translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Electronics / Elect Eng / Bildverarbeitung/-segmentierung
 English term or phrase: a priori Erstmal Frohe Ostern! Header information is used to generate the entropy distribution. This comprises the assigning to the block a scale that maximizes a cost function. The cost function is a product of a total likelihood and a prior. ... Because the segmentation map is expected to have contiguous regions, a prior is set on each location based on its immediate neigbourhood, which consists of nine blocks. Vielen Dank für jede Hilfe
 Local time: 09:56
 A-priori-Wahrscheinlichkeit Explanation:Das wird wohl eine "A-priori-Wahrscheinlichkeit" sein. Aus der Englischen Wikipedia: Prior probability distribution In Bayesian statistical inference, a prior probability distribution, often called simply the prior, of an uncertain quantity p (for example, suppose p is the proportion of voters who will vote for the politician named Smith in a future election) is the probability distribution that would express one's uncertainty about p before the "data" (for example, an opinion poll) are taken into account. It is meant to attribute uncertainty rather than randomness to the uncertain quantity. Und aus der Deutschen Wikipedia: Die A-priori-Wahrscheinlichkeit ist in den Naturwissenschaften ein Wahrscheinlichkeitswert, der aufgrund von Vorwissen (zum Beispiel symmetrische Eigenschaften eines Würfels) gewonnen wird. A-priori-Wahrscheinlichkeiten spielen insbesondere beim Bayesschen Wahrscheinlichkeitsbegriff eine wichtige Rolle.
Selected response from:

Lars Helbig
Germany
Local time: 09:56
 Vielen Dank für die rasche Hilfe!4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

3 +2A-priori-Wahrscheinlichkeit
 Lars Helbig
3a priori/deduktiv
 BirgitBerlin

12 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +2
a prior
A-priori-Wahrscheinlichkeit

Explanation:
Das wird wohl eine "A-priori-Wahrscheinlichkeit" sein.

Aus der Englischen Wikipedia:

Prior probability distribution

In Bayesian statistical inference, a prior probability distribution, often called simply the prior, of an uncertain quantity p (for example, suppose p is the proportion of voters who will vote for the politician named Smith in a future election) is the probability distribution that would express one's uncertainty about p before the "data" (for example, an opinion poll) are taken into account. It is meant to attribute uncertainty rather than randomness to the uncertain quantity.

Und aus der Deutschen Wikipedia:

Die A-priori-Wahrscheinlichkeit ist in den Naturwissenschaften ein Wahrscheinlichkeitswert, der aufgrund von Vorwissen (zum Beispiel symmetrische Eigenschaften eines Würfels) gewonnen wird. A-priori-Wahrscheinlichkeiten spielen insbesondere beim Bayesschen Wahrscheinlichkeitsbegriff eine wichtige Rolle.

Reference: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/A-priori-Wahrscheinlichkeit
Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prior_distribution
 Lars HelbigGermanyLocal time: 09:56Works in fieldNative speaker of: GermanPRO pts in category: 48
 Vielen Dank für die rasche Hilfe!

agree
 2 mins

agree
 2 hrs

58 mins   confidence:
a prior
a priori/deduktiv

Explanation:
Ich kenne es im Englischen eigentlich auch nur als "a priori".
Ich würde es hier als "deduktiv" übersetzen.

siehe z.B. www.leo.org
oder Collins Dictionary, etc.

 BirgitBerlinGermanyLocal time: 09:56Native speaker of: GermanPRO pts in category: 4

 Apr 9, 2007 - Changes made by Steffen Walter: Term asked a prior » a priori

#### KudoZ™ translation helpThe KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.

P.O. Box 903
Syracuse, NY 13201
USA
+1-315-463-7323
ProZ.com Argentina
Calle 14 nro. 622 1/2 entre 44 y 45
La Plata (B1900AND), Buenos Aires
Argentina
+54-221-425-1266
ProZ.com Ukraine
6 Karazina St.
Kharkiv, 61002
Ukraine
+380 57 7281624