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Chapter Twelve

Other Link Methods for Ranking Webpages

The previous chapters dealt with the major ranking algorithms of PageRank and HITS in depth, but there are other minor players in the ranking game. This chapter provides a brief introduction to the ranking alternatives.

12.1 SALSA

In 1998, one could rank the popularity of webpages using either the PageRank or the HITS algorithm. In 2000, SALSA [114] sashayed into the game. SALSA, an acronym for Stochastic Approach to Link Structure Analysis, was developed by Ronny Lempel and Shlomo Moran and incorporated ideas from both HITS and PageRank to create yet another ranking of webpages. Like HITS, ...

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