PageRank and the random surfer model

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PageRank and the random surfer model
In recent years there has been considerable interest in analyzing random graph models for the Web. We consider two such models - the Random Surfer model, introduced by Blum et al. [7], and the PageRank-based selection model, proposed by Pandurangan et al. [18]. It has been observed that search engines influence the growth of the Web. The PageRank-based selection model tries to capture the effect that these search engines have on the growth of the Web by adding new links according to Pagerank. The PageRank algorithm is used in the Google search engine [1] for ranking search results. We show the equivalence of the two random graph models and carry out the analysis in the Random Surfer model, since it is easier to work with. We analyze the expected in-degree of vertices and show that it follows a powerlaw. We also analyze the expected PageRank of vertices and show that it follows the same powerlaw as the expected degree. We show that in both models the expected degree and the PageRank of...
Prasad Chebolu, Páll Melsted
Added 30 Oct 2010
Updated 30 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where SODA
Authors Prasad Chebolu, Páll Melsted
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