generalization set

A set of generalizations that compose one dimension or aspect of the specialization of a given classifier.

See also generalization, powertype.


A classifier can often be specialized along multiple dimensions, each representing a different aspect of the structure and semantics of the concept. Because these dimensions are orthogonal ways of viewing a classification hierarchy, it is useful to partition the children of a classifier according to the aspect of the parent that they represent. A set of generalizations representing such a dimension is called a generalization set. The parent element of all the generalizations in the set must be the same.

Usually each dimension characterized by a generalization set represents ...

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