Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Mathematics and Statistics
Frank J Hall - Chair
Some of the theory of nonnegative matrices is first presented. The Perron-Frobenius theorem is highlighted. Some of the important linear algebraic methods of information retrieval are surveyed. Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI), which uses the singular value de-composition is discussed. The Hyper-Text Induced Topic Search (HITS) algorithm is next considered; here the power method for finding dominant eigenvectors is employed. Through the use of a theorem by Sinkohrn and Knopp, a modified HITS method is developed. Lastly, the PageRank algorithm is discussed. Numerical examples and MATLAB programs are also provided.
Vasireddy, Jhansi Lakshmi, "Applications of Linear Algebra to Information Retrieval" (2009). Mathematics Theses. Paper 71.