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A review of human linguistic probability processing: General principles and empirical evidence

  • Thomas S. Wallsten (a1) and David V. Budescu (a2)

This article reviews research on how people use and understand linguistic expressions of uncertainty, with a view toward the needs of researchers and others interested in artificial intelligence systems. We discuss and present empirical results within an inductively developed theoretical framework consisting of two background assumptions and six principles describing the underlying cognitive processes.

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