Volume 2, No 3, 2005

Hyperlinks and Their Roles in Web Information Retrieval

Alireza Noruzi


A web page generally includes elements such as text, hyperlink, image, etc. Hyperlink represents a relationship between two web pages or just between sections of the same page. Understanding the hyperlink structure is fundamental to understanding the Web connectivity structure, because hyperlinks have been used in web indexing and information retrieval, as well as page ranking. If the Web were a car, hyperlinks would be the engine, because without them, we are not going anywhere.

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