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Beyond Topic: Genre and Search

One of the central problems of information retrieval (IR) is the difficulty of matching a document to a query in the absence of any contextual information about the searchers and the document creators.  Genre is a context carrier and genre…

Genre, Social Action and Social Intelligence

An important dimension that has not been investigated so far is the relatedness among genre, social action and social intelligence. The interpretation of genre in terms of social action was put forward more than 25 years ago by Carolyn Miller…