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    Pagerank Pagerank Presentation Transcript

    • Motivation
      When searching for information on the WWW, user perform a query to a search engine. The engine return, as the query’s result, a list of Web sites which usually is a huge set. So the ranking of these web sites is very important. Because much information is contained in the link-structure of the WWW, information such as which pages are linked to others can be used to augment search algorithms.
    • The Stochastic Approach for Link-Structure Analysis (SALSA) and the TKC Effect
      The PageRank Citation Ranking: Bringing Order to the Web
    • Paper 1----SALSA
      • authorities: web pages that have many outlinks
      • hubs: web pages that point to many authoritative sites
      • Hubs and authorities form communities, the most prominent community is called the principal community.
    • SALSA----Idea
      SALSA is based upon the theory of Markov chains,
      and relies on the stochastic properties of random walks
      performed on our collection of sites.
      The input to our scheme consists of a collection of
      sites C which is built around a topic t. Intuition
      suggests that authoritative sites on topic t should be
      visible from many sites in the subgraph induced by C.
      Thus, a random walk on this subgraph will visit
      t-authorities with high probability.
    • SALSA----Idea
      Combine the theory of random walks with the notion
      of the two distinct types of Web sites, hubs and
      authorities, and actually analyze two different Markov
      chains: A chain of hubs and a chain of authorities.
      Analyzing both chains allows our approach to give
      each Web site two distinct scores, a hub score and an
      authority score.
    • SALSA----Computing
      Now define two stochastic matrices, which are the
      transition matrices of the two Markov chains at interest:
      The hub-matrixH:
      The authority-matrixà:
    • SALSA
      the principal community of authorities(hubs) found by the SALSA will be composed of the sites whose entries in the principal eigenvector of A (H) are the highest.
    • SALSA----Conclusion
      SALSA is a new stochastic approach for link structure analysis, which examines random walks on graphs derived from the link structure. The principal community of authorities(hubs) corresponds to the sites that are most frequently visited by the random walk defined by the authority(hub) Markov chain.
    • The PageRank Citation Ranking:Bringing Order to the Web
      Larry Page etc.
      Stanford University
    • PageRank----Idea
      Every page has some number of forward links(outedges) and backlinks(inedges)
    • PageRank----Idea
      Two cases PageRank is interesting:
      Web pages vary greatly in terms of the number of backlinks they have. For example, the Netscape home page has 62,804 backlinks compared to most pages which have just a few backlinks. Generally, highly linked pages are more “important” than pages with few links.
    • PageRank----Idea
      Backlinks coming from important pages convey more importance to a page. For example, if a web page has a link off the yahoo home page, it may be just one link but it is a very important one.
      A page has high rank if the sum of the ranks of its backlinks is high. This covers both the case when a page has many backlinks and when a page has a few highly ranked backlinks.
    • PageRank----Definition
      u: a web page
      Fu: set of pages u points to
      Bu: set of pages that point to u
      Nu=|Fu|: the number of links from u
      c: a factor used for normalization
      The equation is recursive, but it may be computed by starting with any set of ranks and iterating the computation until it converges.
    • PageRank----definition
      A problem with above definition: rank sink
      If two web pages point to each other but to no other page, during the iteration, this loop will accumulate rank but never distribute any rank.
    • PageRank----definition
      Definition modified:
      E(u) is some vector over the web pages(for example uniform, favorite page etc.) that corresponds to a source of rank.
      E(u) is a user designed parameter.
    • PageRank----Random Surfer Model
      • The definition corresponds to the probability distribution of a random walk on the web graphs.
      • E(u) can be thought as the random surfer gets bored periodically and jumps to a different page and not kept in a loop forever.
    • PageRank----Conclution
      • PageRank is a global ranking based on the web's graph structure
      • PageRank use backlinks information to bring order to the web
      • PageRank can be thought of as random surfer model.
    • Compare----SALSA and PageRank
      • Both ranking web page by link structure information.
      • Both are based on the graph of the web.
      • Both use random walk idea.