ConsumerResearching a purchase of a product or service.
BusinessThe data and information required for the strategy, planning and operations of a business.
ProfessionalInformation required to do a job.data, concepts and guidelines required to conduct research.
AdministrativeThe information required to complete an administrative task such as filling your taxes.
WorkInformation about careers, firms, positions and professions that are useful to individuals in the labor market. For example, a review of what it is like to work for a particular company.
LearningThe process of learning such as a student who looks up a concept.
PhilosophySeeking to understand the nature of knowledge, reality and existence.
TechnologyTechnology information such as how to configure a web server.
TransportInformation about transportation systems such as a train schedule.
GeographicalGeographical information such as directions.
HealthInformation about health such as the symptoms of a disease.
FoodFood and nutritional information such as a recipe for a healthy meal.
SocialInformation that fulfills social needs such as updates from friends or gossip about a celebrity.
EntertainmentEntertainment related information such as a movie review or sports score.
Arts & MusicArt and music related information such as the history of a painting or lyrics to a song.
CommunityCommunity information such as a list of parks in Tokyo or volunteer opportunities in Berlin.
LanguageDefinitions, grammatical rules, translations and language learning materials.
NewsInformation about current events.
PoliticalThe information required to make political decisions such as the positions, reputation and history of a political candidate.
RiskData and information about risk. For example, statistics for the risks of injury related to a sport or activity.
EmergencyInformation that is required in an emergency such as a tsunami warning.
SummaryThe information that would benefit an individual, team or organization at a point in time.
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Facts that a person wants, needs or expects in an information source.