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

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  07 July 2009

Thomas S. Wallsten
Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270, USA
David V. Budescu
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA


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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