02 JAN 2011 by ideonexus

 Page Rank Algorithm and the Kleinberg's HITS algorithm

The most famous quality measure is PageRank [221], discussed earlier, which builds on the intuition that a page which is cited by many other pages is likely to be of significant quality. The insight of PageRank is that the obvious way to subvert that model is to set up a load of dummy pages to cite the page which one wanted to boost. But if a page is cited by many other pages which themselves have a high PageRank, then it is likely to be of high quality. The PageRank method has another intuit...
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The page rank algorithm is very similar to an algorithm for ranking research papers by counting the number of other papers referencing them.