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In computer science and mathematics, an algorithm is a set of specific instructions that, when executed, lead to producing an output. The computation proceeds through a finite number of successive states until it terminates in an ending state (output).

A cooking recipe is one real life example of an algorithm. Ingredients (input) are successively added and processed (computation) in a pre-defined time frame, which results in a particular dish (output). Several different recipes may result in a similar dish.

Algorithms are commonly used for data processing purposes, calculation, and automated reasoning. The constantly updated Google search algorithm is just one example Check out this Gizmodo blog post to understand more about 'the algorithm that rules the Web'.

You can also check out the Algorithm problems for dummies blog for some more easy-to-digest examples. And here is another blog about algorithms. Interested in creating algorithms yourself? Check out this top coder tutorial site for some valuable resources on the subject.

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## Latest blogosphere posts tagged “algorithm”

• ### The never forget a face algorithm

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Do you have a forgettable face? Many of us go to great lengths to make our faces more memorable, using makeup and hairstyles to give ourselves a more distinctive look. Now your face could be instantly transformed into a more memorable one without the need for an expensive makeover, thanks to an algorithm developed by ...
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• ### The never forget a face algorithm

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Do you have a forgettable face? Many of us go to great lengths to make our faces more memorable, using makeup and hairstyles to give ourselves a more distinctive look. Now your face could be instantly transformed into a more memorable one without the need for an expensive makeover, thanks to an algorithm developed by ...
22 hours ago
• ### Two Facebook Algorithm Updates You Might Not Like!

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Ready or not, here they come! Facebook has once again made tweaks to their News Feed algorithm which will probably annoy you … a lot. One of the changes seems pretty harmless but raises post structure questions while the other is sure to make community managers everywhere annoyed. read more
4 days ago
• ### App Store Search Algorithm Changes Shakes Up Rankings

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Apple has once again changed its iOS App Store search algorithm that changes where an app is returned when you search for a particular keyword like “notes” or “racing.” The tweak in the algorithm does not affect the app’s ranking in the App Store’s top charts. The change, first spotted by MobileDevHQ an ...
4 days ago
• ### 3 Reasons Why SEO Cannot Stand Alone

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Social Barrel - The latest Social Media News and Marketing Tips If you already have experience with online marketing, you highly likely know this fact: SEO alone will not support or hold up your blog, website, or even traffic . Here are three reasons why this is the case:   1. Frequent updates to Google’s ...
5 days ago
• ### Google Zebra an algorithm against the abuse of social networks

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Google Zebra: an algorithm against the abuse of social networks After Google Panda Penguin in 2011 and Google in 2012, is coming, for all SEO experts, a new algorithm by the powerful search engine, ie Google Zebra. The new algorithm could upset strategies and marketing plans, going to attack the latest revolution on ...
6 days ago
• ### Indexing On Google: Do You Know How The Process Works?

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Indexing on Google: do you know how the process works? The creation and implementation of a web portal requires a thorough understanding of the tools and specification of the network and the computer. That’s why in many cases less practical in the industry asking for help programmers experienced professionals in ...
6 days ago
• ### Google Penalties May Be Larger for Repeat Offenders

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Since Google first started rolling out their Pandas and Penguin updates , website owners have been scrambling to figure out what the algorithm updates mean, how they need to adjust to them, and what – if anything – happened to their own site in the rankings. After these updates, some website owners found their ...
6 days ago
• ### Escape local optimum trap

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Optimization is a very common technique in computer science and machine learning to search for the best (or good enough) solution.  Optimization itself is a big topic and involves a wide range of mathematical techniques in different scenarios. In this post, I will be focusing in local search, which is a very ...
6 days ago
• ### Surprise Google PageRank Update: What Could This Mean?

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Google Simply Loves to Surprise or the Story Runs Deeper?        Talks and discussions about Google’s PageRank update (December 6, 2013) are all over the web. In this year, this is the second PR update (generally, it happens at a gap of every 3 months). It also observes a gap of almost 10 months with the ...
6 days ago
• ### Leaner Fourier transforms

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The fast Fourier transform, one of the most important algorithms of the 20th century, revolutionized signal processing. The algorithm allowed computers to quickly perform Fourier transforms — fundamental operations that separate signals into their individual frequencies — leading to developments in audio and video ...
1 week ago
• ### PR Tips: Ideas for Everyone

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PR Tips: Ideas for Everyone There is a quote that states, “Everything you do or say is public relations,” and this is a 100% truth! Here are 4 simple ways you can improve your company’s brand and public relations. 1. Keep Your Eyes Open! Always be looking for opportunities within your company, and within ...
1 week ago
• ### Facebook wants to be a newspaper — meet the new boss, same as the old boss

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As Facebook rolls out some new algorithms relating to its main News Feed, there has been a lot of attention paid to who might win and who might lose as the social network reshuffles its ranking system for content. But the bigger picture behind all these moves, as Mike McIsaac notes in a piece at All Things Digital ...
1 week ago
• ### Facebook algorithm: brand post reach dipping, memes get the axe?

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The Facebook algorithm is changing again, impacting how content is served to users news feeds, so brands may need to adjust their strategy. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
1 week ago
• ### Facebook Gets Its Own Panda Update

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As reported earlier this week, Facebook has made some changes to how it ranks content in the news feed, putting a greater emphasis on content quality. The update may have a significant impact on how visible your site’s content will be on the social network. Comparisons to Google’s Panda update have emerged. Do ...
1 week ago
• ### Google’s Unexpected Move: December 2013 Pagerank Update Released

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Google Pagerank and SEO Most awaited Google Pagerank update released today 6 Dec 2013, a Christmas treat from Google. But surprisingly Google released their weapon and shut the curtains on the Pagerank update chapter. Earlier Matt Cutts tweets that no expected Pagerank update in 2013. My last  article ...
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• ### Google Page Rank Toolbar Finally Updated! 6 Dec 2013

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WOW! There’s a surprised update on today, we certainly lost all the hopes to see an PR update, and silently Google started rolling out a PR update (6 Dec 2013 today) just before the end of the year as a Christmas gift. Many Bloggers recently noticed their increment and decrement in their Page Rank, but [...] Google ...
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• ### Google Page Rank Updated 6 December 2013

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Google Page Rank Updated 6 December 2013 That’s exact information which shared on Social Community such as Facebook, Twitter, ect . This morning, Google pushed out a Google Toolbar PageRank update. This update shocked webmasters because no one expected it, at least not in 2013. Matt Cutts, Google’s ...
1 week ago
• ### Perfect Love Algorithm Might Have Been Finally Engineered

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Researchers from the University of Iowa have most likely come up with the perfect matchmaking formula for online dating sites. The algorithm is based upon users past interests as well as online mating success, rather than what users say they are interested in. We know one thing for sure: we have tons of online ...
1 week ago
• ### New Algorithm Searches Your Social Networks To Find You In Untagged Photos

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Computer Science   A new algorithm that tags photos based on the relationships that people in images already have with each other has been developed at the University of Toronto. The algorithm uses... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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