Optimized relativity search: node reduction in personalized page rank estimation for large graphs

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This paper proposes an algorithm called optimized relativity search to reduce the number of nodes in a graph when attempting to decrease the running time for personalized page rank (PPR) estimation. Even though similar estimations have been done, this method significantly increases the speed of computation, making it a feasible candidate for large graph solutions, such as search engines and friend recommendation techniques used in social media. In this study, the weighted page rank method was combined with the Monte-Carlo technique and a local update algorithm over a reduced map space; this algorithm was developed to achieve a more accurate and faster search method than FAST PPR. The experimental results showed that for nodes with a high degree of incoming nodes, the speed of estimation was twice as fast compared to FAST PPR, at the expense of a little accuracy. © 2016, The Author(s).