Linking as voting: how the Condorcet jury theorem in political science is relevant to webometrics

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A webmaster’s decision to link to a webpage can be interpreted as a “vote” for that webpage. But how far does the parallel between linking and voting extend? In this paper, we prove several “linking theorems” showing that link-based ranking tracks importance on the web in the limit as the number of webpages grows, given independence and minimal linking… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11192-016-1837-1

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@article{Masterton2016LinkingAV, title={Linking as voting: how the Condorcet jury theorem in political science is relevant to webometrics}, author={George Masterton and Erik J. Olsson and Staffan Angere}, journal={Scientometrics}, year={2016}, volume={106}, pages={945-966} }