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Hi all,

the Web Data Commons team is happy to announce the publication of a new large hyperlink graph.

The graph has been extracted from the Common Crawl 2012 web corpus [1] and covers 3.5 billion web pages and 128 billion hyperlinks between these pages. To the best of our knowledge, the graph is the largest hyperlink graph that is available to the public.

The graph can be downloaded in various formats from

http://webdatacommons.org/hyperlinkgraph

We provide initial statistics about the topology of the graph at

http://webdatacommons.org/hyperlinkgraph/topology.html

We hope that the graph will be useful for researchers who develop

Search algorithms that rank results based on the hyperlinks between pages.

SPAM detection methods which identity networks of web pages that are published in order to trick search engines.

Graph analysis algorithms and can use the hyperlink graph for testing the scalability and performance of their tools.

Web Science researchers who want to analyze the linking patterns within specific topical domains in order to identify the social mechanisms that govern these domains.

We want to thanks the Common Crawl project for providing their great web crawl and thus enabling the creation of the WDC Hyperlink Graph.

The creation of the WDC Hyperlink Graph was supported by the EU research project PlanetData and by Amazon Web Services. We thank your sponsors a lot.

Best Regards,

Chris, Oliver & Robert

[1] http://commoncrawl.org/

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