Hyperlink Search Engine

Anton Sherwood (dasher@netcom.com)
Wed, 30 Jul 1997 21:51:13 -0700

: "The crucial innovation of Hyperlink Vector Voting is to collect anchor
: descriptions as the content of a searchable database. Each description
: is associated in the database with the referenced site, not the site where
: the link appeared. In this way, the descriptions constitute "votes" as to
: the subject of the referenced site. Counting these votes provides a
: decentralized and democratic way to identify what each web site is about.
: The "vector" in Hyperlink Vector Voting refers to the mathematics used for
: weighting the votes according to frequency. [...]

Um, I don't get it. How does an "anchor description" (whatever that is)
amount to a rating?

Is the composite rating one-dimensional?

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