Contemplating Relations Interactively To Improve Connections
The critic system is a framework to review entries for suitability to a given goal or task. It allows the user to categorize and rate the entries. At each point the system determines on the basis of ratings and categorization whether the user should review items they have already seen, rate cached items they have not, and whether to retrieve more entries in specific categories. This can be interfaced to capabilities management and radar, recipe reviewing, perl module reviewing, sources.list entry reviewing, and so on.
Here is an incomplete list of some things that Critic will be used to browse.
CPAN apt-archives freshmeat sourceforge systems (RADAR) plans (PSE) recipes (Gourmet) sources.list (apt-sources)
In addition to things like these, Critic should be capable of using collaborative filtering to make recommendations to users. This functionality could be used for instance to create models of people's interest in music and videos for POSI meetings.