Graph Structure of the Web
The Web is a humungous system that is evolving at an enormous rate. Understanding this graph can help comprehend the structure of large social network applications which are quickly catching up in size. By understanding the structure of the Web and the properties exhibited by it, the insights gained can be translated into algorithms that can be used for other structures. This chapter looks at the seminal paper, Broder, Kumar, Maghoul, Raghavan, Rajagopalan, Stata, Tomkins, Wiener (Computer networks 33: 309–320, 2000, ) which uncovered the bowtie structure of the Web and the studies of Faloutsos et al (ACM SIGCOMM computer communication review 29:251–262, 1999, ) which computes the rank, out-degree, hop-plot and eigen exponents of the Web.
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