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A quick, formal explanation of the PageRank algorithm and its existing variants

Lei, J.; Chen, H., Distributed Randomized PageRank Algorithm Based on Stochastic Approximation, Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on , vol.60, no.6, pp.1641,1646, June 2015. DOI: 10.1109/TAC.2014.2359311.

A distributed randomized PageRank algorithm based on stochastic approximation (SA) is proposed to estimate the importance scores of web pages. Compared with the existing methods, the algorithm given here has wider applications in the sense that it can deal with a larger class of randomizations. The strong consistency of the estimates is proved, and the robustness of the PageRank value is analyzed as well. Numerical examples are given to verify the obtained theoretic results.