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Who's #1? : the science of rating and ranking

Author: Amy N Langville; C D Meyer
Publisher: Princeton [N.J.] : Princeton University Press, ©2012.
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"Who's #1? offers an engaging and accessible account of how scientific rating and ranking methods are created and applied to a variety of uses. Amy Langville and Carl Meyer provide the first comprehensive overview of the mathematical algorithms and methods used to rate and rank sports teams, political candidates, products, Web pages, and more. In a series of interesting asides, Langville and Meyer provide  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy N Langville; C D Meyer
ISBN: 9780691154220 0691154228
OCLC Number: 823013952
Description: xvi, 247 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction to ranking --
Massey's method --
Colley's method --
Keener's method --
Elo's system --
The Markov method --
The offense-defense rating method --
Ranking by reordering methods --
Point spreads --
User preference ratings --
Handling ties --
Incorporating weights --
"What if --
" scenarios and sensitivity --
Rank aggregation : part 1 --
Rank aggregation : part 2 --
Methods of comparison --
Data --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Who's number one
Responsibility: Amy N. Langville and Carl D. Meyer.

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