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Handbook of Data Structures and Applications, 2nd Edition by Sartaj Sahni, Dinesh P. Mehta

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52

The Web as a Dynamic Graph*

S. N. Maheshwari

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Delhi

52.1Introduction

52.2Experimental Observations

52.3Theoretical Growth Models

52.4Properties of Web Graphs and Web Algorithmics

Generating Function FrameworkAverage Path LengthEmergence of Giant ComponentsSearch on Web GraphsCrawling and Trawling

52.5Conclusions

References

52.1Introduction

The World Wide Web (the Web) was started as an experimental network in 1991. Its growth since then can only be termed explosive. It has several billion pages today and is growing exponentially with time. This growth is totally distributed. There is no central authority to control the growth. The hyperlinks endow the Web with some structure in the sense that viewing ...

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