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A method assigns importance ranks to nodes in a linked database, such as any database of documents containing citations, the world wide web or any other hypermedia database. The rank assigned to a document is calculated from the ranks of documents citing it. In addition, the rank of a document is calculated from a constant representing the probability that a browser through the database will randomly jump to the document. The method is particularly useful in enhancing the performance of search engine results for hypermedia databases, such as the world wide web, whose documents have a large variation in quality.

Title
Method for node ranking in a linked database
Application Number
9/4827
Publication Number
6285999 (B1)
Application Date
January 9, 1998
Publication Date
September 4, 2001
Inventor
Lawrence Page
Stanford
CA, US
Agent
Harrity & Snyder L
US
Assignee
The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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