# Verb of probability

I need to express my idea that I need to generate probabilistic data from raw data. Is there a verb that can express this meaning ? For example, computing probabilities for sensor data => "probabilize" sensor data.

Edit: Peter Shor is correct. What I mean is "To cause to be probable or to seem probable."

Edit2: Since there are some misunderstandings, I think I should provide more context. I have collected raw data from various sensors. However, my application requires probabilistic data. Therefore, I need a way to "probabilize" the raw data i.e., generate probabilistic data from the raw data.

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In information theory, where turning things into probabilities is used in soft decoding, it would be called something like "computing likelihoods of sensor data" or "computing the likelihood function for sensor data". – Peter Shor May 19 '14 at 20:01

You can use also the verbs : measure or gauge probabilities for sensor data.

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... or calculate probabilities. It's not clear which of these verbs corresponds to what the OP wants. – Peter Shor May 20 '14 at 14:25
I think OP was looking for a single word, like the suggested 'probabilize'. One of the many suggested will do I think. – Josh61 May 20 '14 at 14:30
Measure,gauge or calculate can not express the meaning I want. It seems that there is no single verb that can do beside the verb probabilize, which is not very common. – v4r May 20 '14 at 22:08
Actually 'probabilize' does not mean to measure the probabilities for something. Just check carefully the meaning you want to convey. – Josh61 May 20 '14 at 22:11

The phrase “computing probabilities for sensor data” ordinarily would be understood as referring to statistically testing a dataset, or statistically analyzing a dataset.

If instead of statistically testing or analyzing a set of data you mean probabilistically creating a new set of data, you would refer to making a probabilistic model, a statistical model, or a stochastic model. Such a model formalizes one's assumptions about some data's probability distribution. For example, many quantities have values that closely correspond to a normal distribution, while others may correspond to a binomial or geometric distribution. Queuing inter-arrival times typically are modeled via a Poisson distribution.

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http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/probabilize

According to merriam-webster, the word "probabilize" has been invented. That doesn't mean it's proper English though.

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Probabilize does not mean what the OP wants. It means "To cause to be probable or to seem probable." – Peter Shor May 19 '14 at 21:27
Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. – tchrist May 20 '14 at 0:06