What is Data Science ? Fundamental Concepts and a Heuristic Example

  • Chikio Hayashi
Conference paper
Part of the Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization book series (STUDIES CLASS)


Data Science is not only a synthetic concept to unify statistics, data analysis and their related methods but also comprises its results. It includes three phases, design for data, collection of data, and analysis on data. Fundamental concepts and various methods based on it are discussed with a heuristic example.


National Character Exploratory Approach Opinion Distribution Comparative Survey Cultural Sphere 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chikio Hayashi
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  1. 1.The Institute of Statistical Mathematics SakuragaokaShibuya-ku Tokyo 150Japan

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