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Numerical Algorithms for Personalized Search in Self-organizing Information Networks by Sep Kamvar

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Chapter One

Introduction

Distributed, self-organizing networks such as the World Wide Web and peer-to- peer networks allow for fast access to vast quantities of diverse information for a large number of users. However, with such large scale and data diversity comes the challenge of finding relevant data from reputable sources in an efficient manner.

This book, addresses the issues of relevance and reputation by exploiting user preference information to perform reputation management and personalized search. The issues of personalization and reputation management are highly intertwined, in terms of both the basic ideas and the underlying technologies. ...

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