Symbolic Objects

  • Hans-Hermann Bock
  • Edwin Diday
Part of the Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization book series (STUDIES CLASS)


In the previous Chapter, we have presented various types of symbolic data. We recall that these data types are generalizations of classical data types in the following respects:
  • The set E of ‘objects’ or ‘elements’ for which the variables are defined is not necessarily a universe Ω of individuals,but may also be a system {C1,…, C m } of classes of individuals;

  • The properties of each object u of E are described by symbolic variables Y1, …, Y p which are typically: multi-valued, interval-type or modal (probabilistic) variables.


Data Vector Product Relation Binary Function Symbolic Data Fuzzy Relation 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans-Hermann Bock
    • 1
  • Edwin Diday
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für StatistikRWTH AachenGermany
  2. 2.LISE — CeremadeUniversité Paris IX — DauphineFrance

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