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Technical Report: UTEP-CS-20-52


In addition to measurement results, we often have expert estimates. These estimates provides an additional information about the corresponding quantities. However, it is not clear how to incorporate these estimates into a metrological analysis: metrological analysis is usually based on justified statistical estimates, but expert estimates are usually not similarly justified. One way to solve this problem is to calibrate an expert the same way we calibrate measuring instruments. In the first two case studies, we show that such a calibration indeed leads to useful result. The third case study provides an example of another use of expert knowledge in measurement practice: this knowledge can be used to make semi-empirical measurement models more explainable -- and thus, more reliable.