Measuring Web Page Reputation


TOronto Page Influence Computation (TOPIC) is a prototype built around the idea that the linkage structure between pages can be mined to extract reputation measures for Web pages or sites. The input to the system is the URL of a Web page (or a site) and the output is a ranked list of topics on which the page has reputation. To provide a reasonable response time, the system examines a fixed number of links from a larger set of links that can affect the reputation of a page. You may change this number to a smaller number (to get better speed) or a larger number (to get better precision). You can also enter an optional term or phrase, in which case the reputation of the page is measured with better precision only on that particular topic; the result in this case is displayed within a list of top 10 authorities identified by Google for the same topic, providing a comparative ranking.

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