based on a talk in vienna, at FIS96, 15 jun 96

Webometry: measuring the complexity of the World Wide Web


Ralph H. Abraham,
Visual Math Institute,
POB 7920, Santa Cruz, CA, USA-95061-7920


The explosive growth of the WWW may be viewed as the neurogenesis phase in the embryogenesis of a new planetary civilization. To empower this emergent phenomenon with self reflection, we propose strategies for the visualization of the complexity of the WWW, seen as a neural net. The pointwise fractal dimension of a massive matrix is the basis of our strategy.