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Survey of Quantification and Distance Functions Used for Internet-based Weak-link Sociological Phenomena

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[Technical Report, Final Report]

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University of Georgia Research Foundation

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The PI studied all mathematical literature he can find related to the Google search engine, Google matrix, PageRank as well as the Yahoo search engine and a classic SearchKing HIST algorithm. The co-PI immersed herself in the sociology literature for the relevant studies on social network, strong and weak social ties and measures of centrality, etc. which will be useful for the study of search algorithms. Our findings are summarized in three separate manuscripts attached.

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  • Information Science
  • Sociology and Law

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[A, Approved For Public Release]