What does PageRank coefficient mean?


(Airamgabriela17) #1

Hello,

I would like to understand the interpretation that I should give to the pageRank coefficient I get from neo4j. For instance, in the example you show on your webpage, the HOME node has a coefficient of 3.23. How should I interpret this number? Is the average number of incoming links?

Thank you!!


(Michael Hunger) #2

Did you see the documentation of the graph algorithms library? It has a section explaining the page-rank algorithm.

https://r.neo4j.com/algos


(Airamgabriela17) #3

Hello Michael,

The documentation explains that the score is a "PageRank weight", but it does not give me details on how I should interpret the number in real terms. What does a score of 3.5 mean? This is what I would like to know.

Thank you very much!


(Michael Hunger) #4

Did you check the wikipedia entry? It captures the transitive importance of a node, based on the number of neighbours pointing to it.