We see symbols everywhere. Symbols are meaningful signs that represent something else.  See Symbol from Wiki.

All language consists of symbols. The original idea of my dissertation (2004-2008) was to illustrate problems of source code understanding. In this blog we can extend the scope to cover the area of the title to be more generic.

Symbol is a category of Sign in Peircean taxonomy.

I suggest that symbolic analysis is every attempt to understand relations between symbols. There are multiple ways to do that: interpretations and others. Let’s discuss them further in this blog.