PageRank and analysis of citation cycles

PageRank and analysis of citation cycles

The PageRank formula, originally designed forevaluation of significance of web pages, is also usable forevaluation of significance of authors in citation graphs.None of works on this theme takes in notice influence ofcitation cycles. We are convinced, they should affect thesignificance of the authors. We used Kendall and Spearmancoefficients to evaluate an influence of cycles.

Keywords: PageRank, citation analysis

Year: 2011

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Authors of this publication:

Petr Heller


Petr graduated from the University of West Bohemia in 2010, specialized in software engineering.

Michal Nykl


Michal is researcher at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen (Czech Republic). He is Software engineer and his interest is focused on the Graph structure mining algorithms, which are used for Social network analysis, Text-mining, NPL and similar problems.

Karel Je┼żek

Phone:  +420 377632475

Karel is the former group coordinator and a supervisor of PhD students working at research projects of this Group.

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Authors:  Karel Je┼żek, Dalibor Fiala, Michal Nykl
Desc.:Application of the PageRank algorithm and its modifications to the exploration of network structures, particularly citation and co-autorship networks.