Between Data Science and Applied Data Analysis
This volume contains revised versions of selected papers presented during the 26th Annual Conference of the Gesellschaft für Klassifikation GfKl, the German Classification Society. The conference was held at the University of Mannheim, Germany, in July 2002. Martin Schader was the local organizer, Wolfgang Gaul chaired the program committee, and Maurizio Vichi and his colleagues in CLADAG, the Classsification and Data Analysis Group of the Societ Italiana di Statistica, provided strong support during all phases of the conference. The scientific program of the conference included 137 contributed papers. Moreover, it was possible to recruit eighteen notable and internationally renowned invited speakers for plenary and semi-plenary talks on their current research works regarding the conference topic Between Data Science and Ev eryday Web Practice or, respectively, on the GfKl members' general fields of interest: "Classification, data analysis, and their application." Thus, the con ference, which was traditionally designed as an interdisciplinary event, again provided a large number of scientists and experts from horne and abroad with an attractive forum for discussions and the mutual exchange of knowledge. Besides on traditional subjects, the talks in the different sections focused on topics like Methods of Data Analysis for Finance, Capital Market and Risk Management, Marketing and Market Research, Data and Web Mining, as well as New Media and Recommender Systems.