Collaborative Web Search Ranking Experiment

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There is now a search engine available to experiment with the idea of
having people collaboratively determine the rankings to various
web search queries.

Please feel free to play with it: /

It currently includes the computer section of the open directory but
of course you can add your own sites.

There is even a high score list that shows you which users are most
helpful in their ranking suggestions.

The system uses something I call "CollaborativeRank", which is a
circular PageRank-like measure assigning importance to both people
making ranking suggestions and the (query, url) pairs being scored.

In fact, the high score list is simply a ranking of people by their

I plan to update CollaborativeRank daily.


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