Who's #1?: The Science of Rating and Ranking

Who's #1?: The Science of Rating and Ranking

Amy N. Langville, Carl D. Meyer


A website's rating on Google can spell the adaptation among luck and failure for a brand new enterprise. NCAA soccer scores verify which faculties get to play for the massive funds in postseason bowl video games. Product scores impact every thing from the garments we put on to the films we pick out on Netflix. scores and ratings are all over, yet how precisely do they paintings? Who's #1? deals an enticing and available account of ways clinical score and rating tools are created and utilized to a number of uses.

Amy Langville and Carl Meyer give you the first finished review of the mathematical algorithms and strategies used to expense and rank activities groups, political applicants, items, websites, and extra. In a sequence of attention-grabbing asides, Langville and Meyer supply attention-grabbing insights into the creative contributions of a number of the field's pioneers. They survey and examine the various equipment hired this day, exhibiting why their strengths and weaknesses rely on the underlying target, and explaining why and while a given procedure might be thought of. Langville and Meyer additionally describe what can and cannot be anticipated from the main prevalent systems.

The technological know-how of score and score touches almost each side of our lives, and now you do not need to be a professional to appreciate the way it quite works. Who's #1? is the definitive creation to the topic. It positive factors easy-to-understand examples and engaging trivialities and historic evidence, and lots more and plenty of the necessary arithmetic is included.

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