Full title:\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nDarra A., Kavouras M., and Tomai E., “Representing Semantic Similarity of Socioeconomic Units with Cartographic Spatialization Metaphors”, International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, 22(1): pp.33-45, 2005.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nAbstract:\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nAn important subject in geographic analysis is the representation of socioeconomic units (SEUs) on the basis of their characteristics. As a result, similarities and heterogeneities need to be revealed and portrayed accordingly. In this paper, we present a method for the analysis of a particular kind of socioeconomic units, which are the islands of the Greek archipelago. In order to facilitate the analysis but also to convey its results, SEUs are depicted using a two-dimensional “map” metaphor whose dimensions are not geographic but the dimensions of the socioeconomic analysis. The spatialization method used is multi-dimesional scaling (MDS). The resulted map can be actually considered as a cartogram for it does not preserve geographic location or topology but rather the semantic similarity of SEUs.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nDownload: here