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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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Anyone going to InfoVis 2007? And a dubious contact vis.

I’m going to be at Vis 2007/InfoVis 2007/VAST 2007 next week thanks to my employer, The PTR Group (who is hiring, especially embedded folk in the greater DC area). So, if anyone who reads this will be there, feel free to drop me a line in the comments below or via e-mail at sombrero@alum.mit.edu. The […]

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visualizing contact relationships

First, there’s bad news on the shiny front. Although I made the SVG renderer capable of producing the gel-like circles, Mozilla’s SVG support currently lacks the features to do it as implemented. (Curse your full-featured-ness, Eye of GNOME!) Hopefully someday soon, it will support the synthetic BackgroundImage filter input (bug). Our show-and-tell for the end […]

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contacts, tallies, sparklines, but no clever title.

I have hacked up my local posterity bzr branch to process messages to extract contacts (and mailing lists). These contacts result in synthetic tags (to, from, and cc) applied to each message. My changes also include maintaining per-time interval (day, ISO week, month, year, ever) sparse counts for each tag. Visophyte (bzr trunk) has been […]

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Click your way to health. Oh, and email visualization.

The SVG renderer is in and brought with it much refactoring of the renderers. Cairo still works. But what does this buy us? It buys us a working clickable demo of posterity with the visterity plugin. And a second one too. (You probably need to be using Firefox for it to work. And one with […]

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a posterity-based email visualization says what?

Exactly. It’s posterity, the exciting new Python mail client (as web server) with some mods (that’s my bzr branch) to support plug-ins slightly more and new chrome ‘decorators’. Into that we have plugged “visterity”, a new visophyte-ish thing. (Found in the visophyte bzr trunk under src/visterity-py) This works with the cairo renderer (so have python-cairo), […]

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