This study is focused on a proposed alternative algorithm for Google's PageRank, named Hermitian centrality score, which employs complex numbers for scoring a node of the network to overcome the issues of PageRank’s link analysis. This study presents the Hermitian centrality score as a solution for the problems of PageRank, which are associated with the damping factor of Google’s algorithm. The algorithm for Hermitian centrality score is designed to be free from a damping factor, and it reproduces PageRank results well. Moreover, the proposed algorithm can mathematically and systematically change the point of a node of a network.

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SUGIHARA, Keita. Beyond Google’s PageRank: Complex Number-based Calculations for Node Ranking. Global Journal of Computer Science and Technology, [S.l.], oct. 2019. ISSN 0975-4172. Available at: <https://computerresearch.org/index.php/computer/article/view/1874>. Date accessed: 13 aug. 2020.