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algorithm

al guh ri dhuhm

  • n  a precise rule (or set of rules) specifying how to solve some problem

  • At this "social news" site the users, rather than a computer algorithm, determine how important or interesting the stories are, and Digg posts them on the homepage accordingly.
  • The algorithm is a search engine's secret sauce, the complex set of instructions that determine which search results are returned and in what order.
  • Search engines rely on their algorithms, or complex formulas, to determine what listings to return for a searcher's query.
News & Articles

  • Google changing algorithm, penalizing poor mobile implementations
    Noted in an official blog post earlier this week, search engine giant Google is altering its search algorithm to better address the current needs of smartphone and other mobile device users. Most notably, the search engine is downranking incidents of faulty or irrelevant redirects to a site's homepage when a mobile user is clicking through to seek specific content....        
    June 13, 2013 - MacNN
  • Google Spam Algorithm For Spammy Queries: Pay Day Loans+
    As expected , Google's Matt Cutts announced last night before his chat at SMX Advanced on Twitter that they have begun rolling out a new algorithm to target spam in more spammy industries in Google. Matt Cutts wrote: We just started a new ranking update today for some spammy queries. It is not fully rolled out yet, Matt added: It's a multifaceted rollout that will be happening over the next 1-2 ...
    June 12, 2013 - Search Engine Roundtable
  • New Algorithm Solves Cloud Security Issues
    Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online MIT researchers have developed a new algorithm that could help make up-and-coming cloud computing technology more secure. Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory presented their work on a new encryption scheme for cloud computing at the Association for Computing Machinery’s 45th Symposium on the Theory of ...
    June 11, 2013 - redOrbit
Quotes

  • Veloso in Oneindia
    Over the years, we have developed many successful teams of robot soccer players, but we believe that the physics-based planning algorithm is a particularly noteworthy accomplishment,said Manuela Veloso, professor of computer science and...
  • Al Gore in Bizjournals.com
    The simple algorithm is this: It's important to change the light bulbs, but it's much more important to change the laws,Gore tells the Post. "The options available to civilization worldwide to avert this terribly destructive pattern are...
  • Matt Cutts in Taipei Times
    Someone brings a query that is broken to Amit, and he treasures it and cherishes it and tries to figure out how to fix the algorithm,says Matt Cutts, one of Singhal's officemates and the head of Google's efforts to fight Web spam, the term...

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