Finding Scientific Gems With Google

Academic paper on Google PageRank.

“We apply the Google PageRank algorithm to assess the relative importance of all publicications in the Physical Review family of journals from 1893-2003. While the Google number and the number of citations for each publication are positively correlated, outliers from this linear identify some exceptional papers or “gems” that are universally familar to physicists”.

Phew, eh.

The conclusion is that Google does a good job of sorting documents, often giving better results than the citation index.

  1. ToddWToddW05-03-2006

    Very interesting. Google and sorting, who would have thought 😉

  2. Peter Da VanzoPeter Da Vanzo05-03-2006

    Nothing gets past those guys, eh 😉

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