ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5

Generalized filtering

Generalized filtering is a way of looking at a lot of different types of information and sorting through it to find the important parts. Think of it like a big sieve: you put all kinds of stuff in the top and the smaller things, like star dust, sift down to the bottom, while the big and important pieces stay up top. By sorting through the information, you can tell which bits are important and which can be ignored.