We propose a framework for predicting the ranking position of a Web page based on previous rankings. Assuming a set of successive top-k rankings, we learn predictors based on different methodologies.

The prediction quality is quantified as the similarity between the predicted and the actual rankings. Extensive experiments were performed on real world large scale datasets for global and query-based top-k rankings, using a variety of existing similarity measures for comparing top-k ranked lists, including a novel and more strict measure introduced in this paper. The predictions are highly accurate and robust for all experimental setups and similarity measures.


Rank Prediction Data Mining Web Mining Artificial Intelligence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elli Voudigari
    • 1
  • John Pavlopoulos
    • 1
  • Michalis Vazirgiannis
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of InformaticsAthens University of Economics and BusinessGreece
  2. 2.Département Informatique et RéseauxInstitut Télécom, Ecole de Télécom ParisTechParisFrance

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