A Socially-Intelligent Genre-Competent Information System

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Some ideas to start with...

The WebRider is genre-enhanced information system that will help users retrieve relevant information and also educate them about web genres so that they can better understand information on the web and hence design better websites and formulate better queries. 

The “WebRider” is a metaphor to describe an intelligent information system that helps web users orientate themselves on the web by internalizing genres cues as signs of social actions. We claim that genre cues contribute to information understanding and decision making, and can thus assist  web users to successfully ride the web’s tumultuous waves.
 

The concept of genre [...]