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Google's PageRank and Beyond by Carl D. Meyer, Amy N. Langville

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Chapter Five

Parameters in the PageRank Model

My grandfather, William H. Langville, Sr., loved fiddling with projects in his basement workshop. Down there he had a production process for making his own shad darts for fishing. He poured lead into a special mold, let it cool, then applied bright paints. He manufactured those darts by the dozens, which was good because on each fishing trip my brothers, cousins, and I always lost at least three each to trees, underwater boots, poor knot-tying, and of course, really big, sharp-toothed fish. Grandpop kept meticulous fishing records of where, when, how many, and which type of fish he caught each day. ...

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