Is it correct to assume that PageRank is a sorting algorithm or does it fall in any other category?


The answer depends on what you mean by a sorting algorithm. The usual meaning is:

A sorting algorithm is an algorithm that gets a list $L$ of comparable objects, and sorts them in (say) nondecreasing order. The algorithm could only work for a certain class of objects.

If you use this definition, then PageRank isn't a sorting algorithm. But it's up to you.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks alot for the suggestion. $\endgroup$ – Science_Weeb Jun 10 '19 at 18:04
  • $\begingroup$ One may say that PageRank is a ranking algorithm, not a sorting algorithm. $\endgroup$ – Matthieu Latapy Jan 5 at 19:18

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