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Measuring Uncertainty
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology, Philosophy.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0071-3919
2009 (English)In: Studia Logica: An International Journal for Symbolic Logic, ISSN 0039-3215, E-ISSN 1572-8730, Vol. 93, 21-40 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Two types of measures of probabilistic uncertainty are introduced and investigated. Dispersion measures report how diffused the agent's second-order probability distribution is over the range of first-order probabilities. Robustness measures reflect the extent to which the agent's assessment of the prior (objective) probability of an event is perturbed by information about whether or not the event actually took place. The properties of both types of measures are investigated. The most obvious type of robustness measure is shown to coincide with one of the major candidates for a dispersion measure, the mean square deviation measure.

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2009. Vol. 93, 21-40 p.
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Dispersion measure, Objective probability, Readjustment, Robustness measure, Second-order probability, Subjective probability, Uncertainty measure
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-86206DOI: 10.1007/s11225-009-9207-0Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-70350422347OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-86206DiVA: diva2:500483
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QC 20120216Available from: 2012-02-13 Created: 2012-02-13 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved

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