What is ... a ranking algorithm?

This page hosts information on Benjamin Gardiner's talk "What is ... a ranking algorithm?" at the "What is ...?" seminar. This talk will help you better understand the talk by Monique Laurent.

Where & When

  • Friday, July 13, 2018, 1.00pm @FU Mozart room at Harnack-Haus


  • A search engine is a software, similar to Google, that presents a list of relevant content from a large data set, where criteria for relevance is usually based off of user input. Further, a search engine will usually rank the data according to relevance to maximize utility for the user. A ranking algorithm assigns a numerical rank to each element of its data set, and then returns the sorted list. In this talk we will explore a couple of well known ranking algorithms including Page Rank and HITS (Hyperlink-Induced Topic Search).
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