Google's Page Rank: The Math Behind the Search Engine

Wills, Rebecca S.
September 2006
Mathematical Intelligencer;Fall2006, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p6
Academic Journal
The article presents an explanation about PageRank, a simple mathematical algorithm used by the Google search engine. PageRank is considered the core of Google Inc.'s success over its competitors, such as Yahoo, MSN and other search engine companies. The algorithm uses a link structure of the Web to determine the importance of webpages. The author discusses the mathematical computations of PageRank in determining the most relevant webpages that appear at the top of its listings.


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