The work of Jon Kleinberg
John HopcroftCornell University, Ithaca, USA
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Jon Kleinberg’s research has helped lay the theoretical foundations for the information age. He has developed the theory that underlies search engines, collaborative filtering, organizing and extracting information from sources such as the World Wide Web, news streams, and the large data collections that are becoming available in astronomy, bioinformatics and many other areas. The following is a brief overview of five of his major contributions.