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RE: Event Logs: Busy Sponge

From: Assini, Pasqualino <titto@essex.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 09:04:31 +0100
Message-ID: <7AC902A40BEDD411A3A800D0B7847B6676B506@sernt14.essex.ac.uk>
To: "'Graham Klyne'" <GK@ninebynine.org>, reagle@w3.org
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org

Have you had a look at HayStack ? (http://haystack.lcs.mit.edu/)

"Haystack is a prototypical personal information management tool that
utilizes RDF as its primary data modeling framework. Haystack aggregates
metadata from various sources, including e-mail, calendars, file systems,
web pages, and documents and allows the user to search and browse these
corpora in a uniform fashion. In addition, Haystack's user interface is
fully general and utilizes the underlying semantics present in the user's
corpus to display information in a way that suits the user's preferences."


I saw it demonstrated at the last WWW conference and I was very impressed. A
real slick, flexible and well integrated PIM tool. In Haystack even the user
interface is metadata-driven and can be easily customised as well as
published, shared and downloaded on demand.


Unfortunately the code doesn't seem to be available yet :-(


     titto

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Pasqualino "Titto" Assini - Nesstar Ltd
John Tabor Building - University of Essex
Colchester, Essex - CO4 3SQ - United Kingdom
email: titto@nesstar.com personal email: titto@kamus.it



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Graham Klyne [mailto:GK@ninebynine.org]
> Sent: 23 August 2002 04:38
> To: reagle@w3.org
> Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Event Logs: Busy Sponge
> 
> 
> 
> There's a commercial application called MindManager that 
> seems to address 
> some of the user interface requirements for grabbing ideas.  
> I often use it 
> for capturing ideas in meetings,  organizing information 
> and/or activities.
> 
> It has an HTML export capability, but I've long felt that an 
> RDF export 
> would be really cool, especially if coupled with some wiki(-like) 
> conventions for the textual annotations.  The application has 
> built-in 
> scripting capability (based on MS visual basic), so I think 
> that exporting 
> some basic RDF would not be too difficult.  Unfortunately, 
> that's way down 
> my priority list of things to do.
> 
> #g
> --
> 
> At 04:46 PM 8/21/02 -0400, Joseph Reagle wrote:
> 
> 
> >Ideas are welcome!
> >
> >http://www.w3.org/2002/08/busy-spunge.html
> >Introduction
> >
> >I spend a lot of my time typing things into various 
> interfaces: such as a
> >log of important/useful things I've done during the day, an 
> outline of
> >things I need to do, a list of interesting links and my 
> thoughts on them,
> >web site passwords, proto-ideas and scribbles, 
> annotations/comments on
> >things I've read, and travel information. Some of these 
> things are stored
> >in (different) html pages and some in (different) flat text 
> files, and I
> >use different editors/browsers for these files! I'd like to 
> have a single
> >easy to use interface for entering all these things. This 
> will require a
> >data store/model, an interface, and perhaps some syntactical 
> conventions
> >for easy freeform entry..
> >
> >I'm not keen to have to design or build anything, if someone 
> can make a
> >recommendation to an application that does the job, all the better!
> >...
> 
> -------------------
> Graham Klyne
> <GK@NineByNine.org>
> 
Received on Friday, 23 August 2002 04:05:26 GMT

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