Until recently, I thought that "labeling" and "classification" are synonyms. But when I started another question about terminology in computer vision I thought about it: Is there a difference between "labeling" and "classification"?
I thought that the "class" is the concept you want to detect and "label" is what you assign to data. So the "class" is a concept which leads to the data and "label" is only the name. Hence "labeling" would be the same as "classification" as both want to make a statement about the underlying class which lead to the data.
A quick search via Google Scholar revealed that some articles use both terms in the title:
- Markus Eich, Malgorzata Dabrowska, and Frank Kirchner: "Semantic Labeling: Classification of 3D Entities Based on Spatial Feature Descriptors"
- Chunlin Li, Dmitry B. Goldgof, and Lawrence 0. Hall: "Knowledge-based classification and tissue labeling of MR images of human brain"
- Ray Blanchard: "The classification and labeling of nonhomosexual gender dysphorias" - another research area but probably it is the same difference between the two words?
So I guess there is a difference between "labeling" and "classification". What is the difference?
classification seems to be a much boarder term.