Authors in a Markov matrix: Which author do people find most inspiring? (1)


One of my friends who studies literature asked me how I would analyze the relationships between authors. I answered that if you could represent these relationships by a graph, you could use a mathematical method called ``eigenanalysis'' for that.  Google determines the relationship between web pages using this method in a software program called ``PageRank.'' I am interested in this method as a problem in a new approach to literary analysis called ``computational literature.'' In this paper I describe the results of my research.

I will describe this in the following blog entries.

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