Computation with Imprecise Probabilities

  • Lotfi A. Zadeh
Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)

Extended Abstract

An imprecise probability distribution is an instance of second-order uncertainty, that is, uncertainty about uncertainty, or uncertainty2 for short. Another instance is an imprecise possibility distribution . Computation with imprecise probabilities is not an academic exercise – it is a bridge to reality. In the real world, imprecise probabilities are the norm rather than exception. In large measure, real-world probabilities are perceptions of likelihood. Perceptions are intrinsically imprecise, reflecting the bounded ability of human sensory organs, and ultimately the brain, to resolve detail and store information.}


Natural Language Generalize Constraint Possibility Distribution Extension Principle Precise Probability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lotfi A. Zadeh
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  1. 1.Department of EECSUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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