Our final project will be on page rank. We will be covering topics such as the simplified algorithm for producing page ranks, damping factors, page rank computation methods, and spam detection algorithms.
PageRank is a link analysis algorithm. It has many day to day uses for example, it is utilized in the google toolbar to rank the popularity of sites. The google toolbar picks a whole number between 0 and 10 and ranks the popularity accordingly that is the most popular sites get a rank of 10 and the least popular a lower number. Now what is a Link analysis algorithm? Let us give you an example instead of defining it. Suppose you type in the google search “USA Vacations” the results would be ones that are the most popular and are most likely to give you the correct and the related information to the topic typed into the search. The formal definition for Link analysis algorithm is “is an algorithm that explores associations between related objects”.