[FoRK] Book recommendation: Google's PageRank and Beyond
<jbone at place.org> on
Sun Jul 22 12:49:41 PDT 2007
Having read any number of books and papers on information retrieval,
text processing and modeling, and so on, I have to say that I've
never really found a good, grounded, yet comprehensive treatment of
the matter that I really like. Web search engines are of course a
special case of all that, and the Google papers on the topic have
been as close to useful as anything I've read. Until now.
"Google's PageRank and Beyond: The Science of Search Engine
Rankings" by Langville and Meyer is as good a presentation of the
topic (admittedly a special case, but nonetheless) as I've seen.
It's also a good introduction to the range of techniques that I've
loosely been calling "pseudo-intelligence" for some time now.
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