The all-sky classification results are published in the Gaia DR2 table
vari_classifier_result and include candidates for almost two hundred thousand
RR Lyrae stars, about one hundred fifty thousand long period variables, more than eight
thousand Cepheids and a similar number of SX Phoenicis/ Scuti stars. A subset of
these candidates was further processed by subsequent modules of the CU7 pipeline
(Section 7.2.3), such as the ones of Cepheid and RR Lyrae stars
(Section 7.4) and of long period variables
(Section 7.7). Other candidates were verified and validated
by means of comparisons with the literature and included known misclassifications, which
were nevertheless not removed in order to minimise sample selection effects and maintain
the distributions of parameters more homogeneous for statistical analyses. The community
is expected to take this cautionary note into account when exploiting this data set.
Further information on the methods employed and on the classification results is available
in Rimoldini et al. (2018).