# algorithm

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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”

• ### [Infographic] Post-Penguin Google Analysis (and How to Adapt to It)

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It’s been more than a year since Google first introduced Penguin Algorithm Update. How has Google search result changed? Did Google Penguin kill off link spam as it promised? What makes site rank high on Google today (and what will cause...
4 days ago
• ### AACE’s New Diabetes Treatment “Algorithm” Leaves Us Cold

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The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) proudly showcased their new “comprehensive algorithm” for diabetes treatment at their 22nd Annual Conference in Phoenix, AZ, at the beginning of May, replacing their previous algorithm that’s been in place since 2009.Wait,… The post AACE’s New ...
4 days ago
• ### Clipping Magic Helps You Easily Remove Picture Backgrounds

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Here’s a tool you may not have heard about but may useful at some time in the future. It’s called Clipping Magic , and it’s designed to remove backgrounds from user-uploaded pictures. The concept is rather simple, you upload an image, mark the areas in the background you don’t want in red, and mark the areas ...
5 days ago
• ### What You Say May Not Matter Anyway!

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“What you do speaks so loud, that I cannot hear what you say.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson In today’s environment, Emerson’s words might be interpreted this way: The behavioral algorithms are so good it may not matter what your profile or social resume says about you––your behavior trumps everything! ...
1 week ago
• ### C# Vector quantization source for compress and decompress data by bobzawada

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I buy a algorithm of VQ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vector_quantization for compress and decompress data wrote in C# (Budget: \$30-\$250 USD, Jobs: .NET, C# Programming) Go to Source
1 week ago
• ### A Google Update Is Happening (Google: Nothing To Announce Now)

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An ongoing WebmasterWorld has a huge uptick in chatter around major ranking and search result fluctuation over the night. It seems from this and from all the complaints in the Google Webmaster Help forums that there is indeed some sort of update going on...
1 week ago
• ### Interview with László Lovász

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On November 28, 2011, Avi Wigderson interviewed László Lovász . A total of 27 short videos can be watched at the Simons Foundation website. I particularly liked the discussion on the LLL algorithm , and also on semidefinite relaxations. __________ Related: The social construction of Hungarian genius ...
1 week ago
• ### Gizmodo – This Ad Has a Secret Anti-Abuse Message That Only Kids Can See

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Developed by the Grey Spain, this simple but effective Out of Home advertising uses a simple lenticular technology to achieve its campaign objective. From Gizmodo - In an effort to provide abused children with a safe way to reach out for help, a Spanish organization called the Aid to Children and Adolescents at ...
2 weeks ago
• ### Evolution as a Tool to Design Self-Organizing Systems

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Self-organizing Systems exhibit numerous advantages such as robustness, adaptivity and scalability, and thus provide a solution for the increasing complexity we face within technical systems. While they are attractive solutions, due to their nature, designing self-organizing systems is not a straightforward task. ...
2 weeks ago
• ### Analysis of Evolution and Future of the Google Rankings

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Analysis of Evolution and Future of the Google Rankings How Google’s Algorithm changed over the years and where it is heading the future. A very good presentation by Rand Fishkin (CEO & Co-Founder of SEOmoz, a leader in the field of SEO software) with Analysis of Evolution and Future of the Google Rankings. This ...
2 weeks ago
• ### Robot butler HERB gets improved object recognition

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As most researchers who work with computer vision know, it can be troublesome to discover objects in its surroundings. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute introduced properties such as object’s location, size, shape and even whether it can be lifted in order to enable a robot to ...
2 weeks ago
• ### How to increase your blog search ranking and traffic with content marketing services

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This How to increase your blog search ranking and traffic with content marketing services is from: Start Your Own Business Magazine If you have enjoyed this post, get our updates and follow us on Facebook , Twitter This How to increase your blog search ranking and traffic with content marketing services is ...
2 weeks ago
• ### Techie group launches Shoutt

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Shoutt, an innovative new location-based application, was rolled out by a group of techies in Hyderabad. This is an iPhone app designed to help users “shoutt” and ask for anything. Shoutt is an exciting platform that builds on two key … Continue reading →
2 weeks ago
• ### Five SEO Suggestions for Start-Up Companies

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Since the dawn of SEO (search engine optimization) in the information technology, many small local businesses have benefited. Good SEO methods and techniques can make businesses’ websites rank higher in search engine result pages using specific search keywords, thus, gaining … Continue reading →
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One of the most common reasons that small businesses attend our  SEO Courses  is that they’ve had a Google link penalty - manual or algorithm – which have become part and parcel of SEO since the Panda update first reared its head. With the increase in penalties has come an increase in link removals, but it’s ...
2 weeks ago
• ### A Case Study on Data Clustering Techniques

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A Case Study about Data Clustering Techniques Data clustering is a process of putting similar data into groups. A clustering algorithm partitions a data set into several groups such that the similarity within a group is larger than among groups. This paper reviews four of the most representative off-line clustering ...
2 weeks ago
• ### Now heart patient can easily get analysis of their ECG results with ECG Analysis App

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Purpose of App Review How effectively ECG analysis app can help clinicians with analyzing electrocardiograms? Introduction Electrocardiograms (ECG or EKG) are most commonly used diagnostic test for treating heart patient. An ECG is widely used by doctors to analyze the abnormal heart rhythms and other diseases ...
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• ### May 2013 Google Webmaster Report

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It has been a pretty busy month over at Google, not much in terms of "official" updates but a lot of discussion about changes on both the algorithm side and user interface side. Plus, we learned a lot from Google comments...
2 weeks ago
• ### Google Update Brewing? May 2013

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There are some very early signs of a possible Google update brewing as of early this morning. A WebmasterWorld thread has some renewed chatter around an update...
2 weeks ago
• ### SOINN artificial brain can now use the internet to learn new things

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A group at Tokyo Institute of Technology, led by Dr. Osamu Hasegawa, has succeeded in making further advances with SOINN, their machine learning algorithm, which can now use the internet to learn how to perform new tasks. “Image searching technology is quite practical now. So, by linking our algorithm to that, ...
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