Modeling the Internet and the Web: Probabilistic Methods and Algorithms

Author: Pierre Baldi, Paolo Frasconi, Padhraic Smyth
List Price: $90.00
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ISBN: 0470849061
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (28 May, 2003)
Edition: Hardcover
Sales Rank: 375,524
Average Customer Rating: 5 out of 5

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Rating: 5 out of 5
Excellent Book
This is the best book I have seen on the Web and the Internet. It is very thorough and covers topics ranging from Web graphs, to search engines, to customer behavior and ecommerce. It is up to date, well organized. I highly recommend it.

Rating: 5 out of 5
Great book about relevant topic
The internet and the web have become a wonderful field for applying mathematical methods to huge amounts of uncontrolled information. The ultimate contribution of this book, I think, is to present techniques by which results that are meaningful and useful for people -- such as text analysis and categorization, or relevance of web pages, or recommendation systems -- can emerge from the application of cold mathematical formulas. The mathematical tools are not necessarily new and may be hard to follow by non-experts (this is mostly Machine Learning, probability, etc). To fully appreciate the book, one needs to grasp the math, but I think the text is sufficiently interesting so that the book can also be enjoyed by people who don't like to read the math. The book is fairly comprehensive about modeling important processes that happen everyday on the web.

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