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{ Monthly Archives } November 2007

first steps to interactive fun using CouchDB

First, let me say that Pylons with its Paste magic is delightful; lots of nice round edges helped me get something simple up and running in no time, and using genshi to boot. The new tool, visotank, is ingesting the python-dev mailman archives (as previously visualized) and putting them into CouchDB. The near-term goal is […]

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radial (radar) email vis, with care factors

It’s a radial e-mail visualization intended to be the basis for a “situational awareness” overview of your e-mail. I’ve added the beginnings of a ‘care factor’* (“do I care about this person/message?”) concept to messages and contacts, which is used to assist in focusing your attention only to messages/people you care about. Right now, the […]

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some email analysis for some email visualization

An attempt to apply hidden topic markov models to e-mail to perform topic analysis has morphed into simply deriving (aggregate) word-frequency information for TF-IDF purposes. The e-mails I attempted to analyze from my corpus appear to simply have been too short and wanting for quantity to pull a rabbit out of the (algorithmic) hat. (I […]

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