Novice users often find it challenging to realize the full potential of available information resources. One approach to help such users is to present them with a categorized directory of ranked recommendations for useful information resources, such as apps or websites. However, such a directory may not help discover new resources that can be particularly relevant at specific times based on the user’s current location. This disclosure describes techniques to provide a personalized catalog of suggestions for information resources relevant to a user’s current context, which is obtained with user permission. A personalized catalog of contextual suggestions can help novices broaden their awareness and understanding of available online resources and expose them to a range of tasks that can be accomplished online. In addition to standalone operation, the catalog functionality can be embedded in various commonly used systems and can serve as a mechanism for entities to provide relevant information to individuals in their vicinity.
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Thakore, Shreena; Quasthoff, Matthias; Tokumine, Simon; Davies, Benedict; and Simpson, Rachel Ilan, "Contextually aware suggestions for online information resources", Technical Disclosure Commons, (April 09, 2019)