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B_Read http://www.iis.ee.ic.ac.uk/~rick/thesis/ : ../../News/drafts/drafts/518
B7_Reply from E-Mail from Vito Miliano
B8_Reply re pim from E-Mail from Jacek Gwizdka PhD
B9_Register for GRE subject test from Chat with baryon on localhost
A23XPost statement of purpose to MIT web-based application site
AXReply about UToronto in order to go to grad school : E-Mail from Mark Chignell (2005.01.28 FurtherStudies grad)
A21XRemind teachers about UToronto application (2004.12.15)
A22XReply: E-Mail from Dr. Sharon Straus (2004.12.15)
A18XSubmit MIT application {{Deadline: 2004.12.15 - 4 days}} (2004.12.11)
A19XFollow up on financial information (2004.12.11)
A20XCopy grades: E-Mail from Kathy Chua (2004.12.11)
A16XSubmit MIT application {{Deadline: 2004.12.15 - 7 days}} (2004.12.09)
A17XLook up UToronto medical handhelds (2004.12.09)
A15XSend Dr. Sarmenta stuff on further studies (2004.12.08)
A14XE-mail Dr. Chignell (2004.12.07)
A12XPrint CurriculumVitae (2004.11.23)
A13XPrint StatementOfPurpose (2004.11.23)
A10XFill out recommendation forms for UToronto (2004.11.21)
A11XMail Toronto application package home (2004.11.21)
A9XE-mail Doc Mana asking for advice (2004.11.19)
A8XFill in application form for UToronto (2004.11.18)
A7XFinish statement of purpose (2004.10.31)
A6XRead Remembrance Home: Storage for re-discovering one's life (2004.06.06)
A5XRead a paper from my bibliography from 2004.06.05 (2004.06.05)
A4XRead a paper from my bibliography: Context Annotation for a Live Life Recording (2004.06.03)
A3XPrepare research presentation {{Tasks:807}} (2004.04.01)
BXRead Danielle's papers
BXRevise my StatementOfPurpose: mention bullet rounds project
B3XReply about lab demo: E-Mail from Sebastien Duval
B56XReply about meeting next week: E-Mail from Mark Chignell
B57XFind out more about the Simputer {{Tasks:941}}
BXReply about project ideas and Vocal Village : E-Mail from Mark Chignell (2005.02.16 FurtherStudies grad gradschool)
BXReply : E-Mail from Mark Chignell (2005.01.06)
BXComment on project: E-Mail from Sharon Straus (2005.01.02)
B0XCheck out doc and reply: E-Mail from Sharon Straus (2004.12.18)
B55XReply: E-Mail from Mark Chignell (2004.12.15)
B54XReply: E-Mail from Danielle Lottridge (2004.12.13)
B52XFollow up with medical project: E-Mail from Dr. Sharon Straus (2004.12.09)
B53XImpress Prof. Chignell with great typing skill: E-Mail from Mark Chignell (2004.12.09)
B51XReply about meeting time and medical research: E-Mail from Mark Chignell (2004.12.08)
B50XUpdate my CurriculumVitae (2004.12.03)
B49XWrite Prof. Chignell suggesting possible research topics (2004.11.28)
B48XWrite blog entry about SFC open research forum ... (2004.11.27)
B47XAttend Keio University Open Research Forum and talk to Prof. Chignell (2004.11.23)
B46XPrint UOregon stuff (2004.11.22)
B45XFind out details for recommendation letters (2004.10.01)
B44XWrite Doc Vergara and ask him for a reference letter (2004.09.27)
B43XWrite Doc Luis and ask him for a reference (2004.09.24)
B42XWrite Doc Mana and ask him for a reference letter (2004.09.23)
B40XPick up clearance form {{Schedule:16:30-17:00}} (2004.08.05)
B41XPick up transcript (2004.08.05)
B38XThink about my focus for graduate school (2004.07.27)
B39XReply re remembrance software from E-Mail from Srikant Jakilinki (2004.07.27)
B37XWrite Jacek Gwizdka re e-mail and tasks (2004.07.08)
B36XResume reading at page 77 for FurtherStudies (2004.07.05)
B34XDraft Japanese scholarship application (2004.07.01)
B35XGet Japanese scholarship application form (2004.07.01)
B33XRead a paper from my bibliography: Capture and efficient retrieval of life log (2004.06.04)
B32XReview for the GRE math section {{Schedule:17:00-18:00}} (2004.05.26)
B31XReview for the GRE vocab section (2004.05.24)
B30XTake a sample general GRE test (2004.05.19)
B28XTake a sample TOEFL test (2004.05.18)
B29XFind out about the TOEFL (2004.05.18)
B26XDescribe research problem {{Tasks:810}} (2004.04.01)
B27XFind out DISCS' official research areas {{Tasks:809}} (2004.04.01)
B25XCheck out the University of Utah {{Tasks:734}} (2004.03.26)
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B23XCheck out the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill {{Tasks:735}} (2004.03.24)
B24XCheck out Stanford {{Tasks:733}} (2004.03.24)
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A2CPrint recommendation form for UOregon, sign and mail
B4CSubmit Gatech application {{Deadline: 2005.03.01 - 83 days}}
B5CSubmit UOregon application {{Deadline: 2005.01.15 - 38 days}}
B11CCheck out lecture viewer from E-Mail from Luis F. G. Sarmenta {{Tasks:970}}
BCReply about personal information management and social communities : E-Mail from Mark Chignell (2005.06.09 FurtherStudies gradschool grad)
BCCheck out memory augmentation at http://www.welchco.com from E-Mail from Richi's server (2005.02.17)
B10CReply from E-Mail from Lori Uy (2004.06.28)
.TOEFL
UToronto MIT Gatech UOregonoptional

Thoughts on UToronto

Reasons:

Constraints?

Statement of purpose

What kind of research do I want to do?

HYPOTHESIS:

People's planning models are not completely supported by existing software. A system that allows quick prototyping and evolution will help us discover new patterns for planning and personal information management, which can then be packaged for general use.

MAIN QUESTIONS:

If people could make their PIM anything they wanted it to be, what kind of PIMs would they make? What would personal information managers be if they're customized for both task and user?

How do people's planning methods change, and why do they change?

People's ideas of personal information management are based on the tools available, but sometimes there's a difference between what they want to do and what is possible. With a fully reprogrammable personal information manager, they can slowly evolve their system toward their ideal.

METHOD: customizable personal information manager, longitudinal study

AREAS: ergonomics, human factors

PRODUCTS:

I would like to investigate the evolution of software support for different methods for planning one's day and managing personal information, documenting the patterns that arise from use of customizable personal information managers.

Why am I qualified to do this research?

As the maintainer of PlannerMode, an open-source personal information manager, I have modified it to meet users' needs and begun documenting different ways people have used the software to support their way of planning.

Schools I want to go to

University of Toronto

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

A24_MIT: Biographical section
A25_MIT: Transcript
A26_MIT: Three letters of recommendation
EECS Graduate Office, Rm. 38-444
MIT
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

Resources:

Deadline: 2004.12.15

Georgia Institute of Technology

People:

Wearable computing

Gerd Kortuem

http://www.cs.uoregon.edu/~kortuem/ Wearable communities University of Lancaster

A. Schmidt, G. Kortuem, D. Morse und A. Dey (Editors). Situated Interaction and Context-Aware Computing. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing. Volume 5(1), 2001.

Research presentation: Context-Aware Information Capture and Retrieval

Outline

Research problem

Our annotations are separate from the source documents. Programs

Current work

We forget because it is too much trouble to remember.

Taking notes on a computer requires that you

If that note is related to another file on your hard disk

What do you use to keep track of fleeting thoughts?

While reading my e-mail,

We view our information as a collection of documents.

With the new Windows File System (WFS) slated for inclusion in Longhorn, Microsoft is working toward a unified view of information, combining rich site summaries (RSS), e-mail, and other documents in

Teams turn to web logging in order to track progress.

Creating tasks

such as Microsoft Outlook or

Creating notes

Microsoft Outlook's Journal keeps track of the documents and spreadsheets you work on. However, lack of personally meaningful annotations and integration with non-Microsoft products make it of little use.

Fleeting thoughts

Current system

I maintain a set of software packages that add the following capabilities to GNU Emacs, an extensible editor available for all major platforms.

emacs-wiki allows you to write plain-text notes with simple markup and publish these as HTML. This lowers the hyperlinking barrier by making it easy to link entries together using wiki-style words or extended links.

planner parses semi-structured text for task, schedule and note information. It contains code for determining context and creating context-aware tasks.

remember is a flexible framework for capturing context-aware notes to different backends.

Research plan

Related projects

Subprojects

Undergraduate

An XML database for hyperlinked notes (2 semesters)

Students will develop an XML database that captures the rich hyperlinking between tasks, notes and external resources. XML items may contain seeAlso references. These references may be labelled or unlabelled, unidirectional or bidirectional. Items can also be categorized by relating them to other topics.

Applications:

XML republishing (1 sem)

Given multiple streams of XML items following the schema used by the XML database for hyperlinked notes, the system should allow users to select items for publishing into other streams of XML items, either automatically according to regular expression filters, criteria or functions, or manually by selecting items to publish. Various XML transforms allow items to be rendered differently depending on the selected target.

Suggested milestones:

Lisp or XSLT experience is recommended.

Determining context across applications (1 sem)

In order to provide informative annotations for newly-created tasks and notes, the system should be able to capture context from the current window. In one semester, students will develop a framework for determining context from the current window in a Linux-based window manager. Students will learn to extend existing source code and extract primary and secondary annotations for use in the context-aware hypertext note system.

Suggested milestones:

Applications:

This project involves reading and modifying large amounts of open source code. Linux experience and code reading skills are strongly recommended.

This project can follow or be followed up with "Resolving cross-application uniform resource indicators".

Resolving cross-application uniform resource indicators (1 sem)

Given a uniform resource indicator pointing to a local or remote resource, the system should launch the appropriate application and jump to the resource indicated. URIs may be specified by a standard protocol or provided by the applications in the format used by the project "Determining context across applications".

Suggested milestones:

Application:

Linux experience and code reading skills are strongly recommended. Short functions may need to be added to existing code in order to allow users to jump to specified resources given a unique identifier. Students should be familiar with regular expressions or string tokenizing.

This project can follow or be followed up with "Determining context across applications". URI schema will be determined by the first project implemented, although the frameworks should be flexible to allow for changes.

Master's

A context-aware cross-application framework for just-in-time information capture

Context-sensitive shared annotations

PhD

Information retrieval and analysis of richly hyperlinked annotations

Schools

University of Waterloo

A. Salminen, J. Tague-Sutcliffe, and C. McClellan, >From text to hypertext by indexing,

Brown University

Thomas Hofmann http://www.cs.brown.edu/people/th/

Berkeley

http://sims.berkeley.edu/research/projects/

CMU

http://www.lti.cs.cmu.edu/Research/cmt-projects.html#ir

Universal Information Access (NSF/KDI) Topic Detection and Tracking (DoD/TDT) Distributed Information Retrieval Information Filtering

Notes

25. Daniel S. Weld: Personalization (personalization grad gradschool FurtherStudies:25 research)

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K. Gajos, R. Hoffmann and D. Weld, "Improving User Interface Personalization" UIST 2004, Santa Fe, NM, October 2004.
http://www.cs.washington.edu/homes/weld/papers/gajos-uist-04.pdf

D. Weld, C. Anderson, P. Domingos, O. Etzioni, T. Lau, K. Gajos, and S. Wolfman, "Automatically Personalizing User Interfaces" IJCAI-03, 2003.
http://www.cs.washington.edu/homes/weld/papers/weld-ijcai03.pdf

C. Anderson, P. Domingos and D. Weld, "Web Site Personalizers for Mobile Devices" (IJCAI-01 Workshop on Intelligent Techniques for Web Personalization)
http://www.cs.washington.edu/homes/weld/papers/ijcai01-itwp.pdf

C. Anderson, P. Domingos and D. Weld, "Adaptive Web Navigation for Wireless Devices" (IJCAI 2001)
http://www.cs.washington.edu/homes/weld/papers/ijcai01.pdf

C. Anderson, P. Domingos and D. Weld, "Personalizing Web Sites for Mobile Users" (WWW10)
http://www.cs.washington.edu/homes/weld/papers/www10.pdf

Selected Publications by Daniel S. Weld

23. Mid-term plans (FurtherStudies:23 gradschool#1)

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I am just about ready to go back to school. I don't want to teach yet and I definitely don't want to go into the industry. If I get accepted by UToronto, I will happily take up an HCI degree there. If I don't get accepted (waaah), then I'll resume my long-postponed MA Education (Information Technology Integration) and just have _fun_ studying.

I'm really, really, really looking forward to going back to school again.

22. Oh, blast. MIT application incomplete. (2004.12.15:1)

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They need a paper copy of my transcript. Also, recommendation letters from my teachers haven't reached them yet.

I've probably deep-sixed my chances of going to MIT next year, as I think I come across as an irresponsible person who can't keep track of deadlines and who will thus be perpetually late for other requirements. And to think I maintain a personal information manager! ;)

It's true, though. I didn't give this application as much care as I should've. Something to learn from, I guess.

21. Panic, panic (2004.12.08:3)

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MIT application coming up soon. Dec 15. Nearly forgot about it. Embarrassing, as I'm into personal information management. At least my statement of purpose has been put together already. May as well give it a shot. Need my transcript data, though. That will take me a day or so to key in, but I need the data first. Maybe my mom can take a picture of it and send it over tonight? Then she can work on the financial stuff - estimates should do - and we can finally get this application out the door.

20. Demo tomorrow (2004.12.08:2)

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Objective: Give Prof. Chignell some ideas about Planner so that he can introduce me to the wearable computing and personal information management research groups.

I don't have to convince him to let me do this kind of research for my master's. I could use more time to bring out and document different usage patterns, anyway. I do want to show him that I care about users and I'm good at tweaking things for particular needs, though.

Medical handhelds seem very interesting. I don't have to take personal information management up for my master's as long as I make sure I talk to the people in that group and learn how they do research. Medical handhelds would be far more useful to people in the Philippines. I should get in touch with Doc Oly as well as the UP Manila folks.

What points can I highlight that will transfer well to that field?

  • Different requirements: interface, functionality.
  • Minimizing attention required: context switch, distraction, automatic context.
  • Evolving functionality based on user feedback. Quick development. User-contributed code.

'course, I'll have to rewrite my StatementOfPurpose at some point.

19. Whoops, am a little clueless about scholarship programs (2004.11.20:1)

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I missed the deadline for the Fulbright, and have probably missed many of the deadlines for the other scholarships too. Must start desperate search for funding.

18. That's odd (FurtherStudies:18) (2004.10.01:4)

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For some reason, I can't find the envelope full of transcripts. I also don't have copies of my official test reports. I don't think they're in the safe deposit box downstairs.

No big loss, although it will make filling out the online application for MIT a bit difficult. Perhaps Mom can enclose an unsealed copy of my transcript in the grad school application package.

What could explain this mystery? Hmm. I've checked my luggage. Nothing there, not even in the pockets. I have my JITSE application papers. I have my extremely important scrapbook of letters. =) I haven't thrown any important-looking papers out.

Hmm. If I were Mom, I would've tucked the papers into the brown bubble-wrap envelopes. They're not there, though.

Perhaps I didn't bring them after all. Mom probably anticipated that I might lose the documents, and no doubt has copies in that little case in her locked drawer. Besides, I need new transcripts sent from home, anyway, so I couldn't have used the ones I (thought I) brought. =)

Yeah, that's the ticket. I'll finish the MIT online application when I get the transcripts from home.

...

<laugh> I'd forgotten the months for my awards. Fortunately, Google new. I love the Internet!

17. Whoops, mistake with the transcripts (2004.10.01:3)

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I wondered why the registrar gave me loose transcripts. Looks like we'll have to get a new set of signed, sealed transcripts for application. Mom, could you please ask someone to take care of this?

Also, have sent my TOEFL and GRE general scores to the wrong department. Can request another set. Whoops.

My bad. But really am sitting down and figuring everything out. Want to get into the Mobile Computing and Personal Information Management research group of UToronto.

15. What do I really want to focus on for graduate studies? (2004.07.27:2)

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I think there's some promise in this planner.el thing. I'm intrigued by the fact that we can make personal information managers truly personal. Instead of adapting to the software's structures, we tend to adapt planner.el to our idiosyncrasies. How do people's usage patterns evolve? I know mine has changed several times. Could the patterns discovered by advanced users who tweak the framework be embedded into popular PIM clients and tested on novice users? For example, how would normal people react to automatic hyperlinking? What about the use of a PIM for collaborative information management, like the way people are using planner.el to manage teams when it was originally designed for personal use? Interesting stuff...

14. Concerns about graduate school (2004.07.14:4)

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The school I would really like to go to has the following note about Philippine schools:

 Master's Minimum Admission Requirements:

* Four year Bachelor's Degree Equivalent: All Disciplines - Completion of both Bachelor`s and Master`s degrees with first class standing

* Mid-B Equivalent: 1.5 (reversed scale)

I think I will need to take the GRE CS test to help reassure them (and me!) of where I am in terms of education. I hope that and strong letters of recommendation will be enough. I'm not sure.

13. Talked to DocV about my plans (2004.07.14:3)

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Told him about my GRE scores, and he was very encouraging. Also told him about my interest in personal information management. He's glad I managed to stick to something. Yes, having a user/developer community does wonders for my focus. =) He said not to worry too much about my grades. I hope I get into the grad schools I want to attend!

12. Jacek Gwizdka (2004.06.24:2)

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http://www.gwizdka.com/

Postdoc at UToronto interested in personal information management, particularly tasks associated with e-mail. Very good fit for research. Advised by Prof. Mark Chignell. Should write!

11. Talked to Dr. Rodrigo regarding graduate school (2004.05.11:2)

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If I continue with my MA Education majoring in Information Technology Integration, I would probably work on

  • a wearable system for student information (scan someone's ID / key in location, grab all the submissions and notes I have on that person)
  • modeling student mistakes through program analysis and automatically suggesting corrective exercises

I could also go for an MS CS instead. If I do, then I should take some theory courses next semester.

I asked Dr. Rodrigo for advice. She is our department chair, after all, and would know how best to go about this further studies thing. I was surprised when she frankly told me to consider distance education if my parents felt uncomfortable about sending me abroad right now. The Ateneo CS program isn't meant for people with solid CS backgrounds, and I'd get much more value out of other courses. She advised me to take research-oriented courses. If I decide to take MS courses here, I should go for research- or project-oriented completion of course requirements.

I'm not too keen on studying in La Salle or UP LB (teaching would be difficult with that kind of a commute!), so I guess distance education will have to do--at least until my application elsewhere pushes through.

9. Related software: Ideakeeper, Z-write (2004.04.01:1)

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  • Ideakeeper: Hyperlinked notes, access from anywhere, but limitations on hyperlinking and only grabs clipboard contents. However, automatically/manually washes clipboard entries, so pretty cool. Original website missing. Review.
  • Z-write: Linked sections within a single document.

Other links

  • Outliners: An informative site about text outliners

8. MIT application (2004.03.23:6)

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7. Stanford: Stream data manager (2004.03.23:5)

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http://www-db.stanford.edu/stream/index.html

In applications such as network monitoring, telecommunications data management, web personalization, manufacturing, sensor networks, and others, data takes the form of continuous data streams rather than finite stored data sets, and clients require long-running continuous queries as opposed to one-time queries. Traditional database systems and data processing algorithms are ill-equipped to handle complex and numerous continuous queries over data streams, and many aspects of data management and processing need to be reconsidered in their presence. In the STREAM project, we are reinvestigating data management and query processing in the presence of multiple, continuous, rapid, time-varying data streams. We are attacking problems ranging from basic theory results to algorithms to implementing a comprehensive prototype data stream management system.

6. University of New South Wales: Concepcion S. Wilson (2004.03.21:3)

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5. Ideas for further studies (2004.03.13:9)

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 <sachac> harsha123: If possible, I'd like to go for a straight PhD focusing on either information retrieval (with
          possible applications for wearable computing) or computer science education. The former seems a bit more
          feasible due to my interest in PlannerMode and personal information management.
 <harsha123> sachac: cool!
 <sachac> harsha123: If I'm lucky, they'll let me get away with it. =) I might have to go through an MS first, though, as
          despite extra studies I know my undergraduate degree's not as rigorous as those offered in other countries, and
          my age and gender may raise a few eyebrows... <laugh>
 <sachac> arete: So yes, like zoe, except handling RSS feeds and working _all the time._ Similar ideas: dashboard,
          remembrance-agent.
 <bkhl> sachac, what about language engineering?
 <arete> sacha: zoe integrates RSS feeds too
 <arete> but it would definitely be nice to have something that can also index your wiki, planner, etc
 <sachac> harsha123: I applied for undergrad to a number of US schools and was offered scholarships based on my high SAT
          scores, but found the costs a bit prohibitive. =) Worked out.
 <sachac> arete: Hey, cool. =)
 <arete> zoe is pretty much limited to email and rss
 <arete> also it is in java and doesn't seem very configurable =)
 <sachac> arete: Yeah. And everything on my hard disk. <laugh>
 <harsha123> sachac: i guess you are done with your undergrad now?
 <arete> sacha: what would you use for indexing though?
 <sachac> bkhl: I'm not particularly into computational linguistics, although I'll need to learn a bit in order to do
          parsing well. As for programming language design, not really my kind of thing.
 <bkhl> sachac, I was thinking of the prior. Are you talking about NL parsing?
 <sachac> arete: If I remember correctly, remembrance-agent used a word-vector, and it performed pretty well - it'd take N
          words around your cursor and find similar text. There are other indexing techniques which I'll learn more about
          in my research.
 <delYsid> sachac: If one spins the thoughts of On Lisp a little bit futher, every Lisp programmer is implicitly a
           Language Designer :-)
 <bkhl> sachac, in CL-speak that's called n-grams.
 <arete> hmm, yeah you'd need something pretty fast
 <sachac> arete: Another thing I liked about remembrance-agent was the constant implicit search. Zoe - and Google, for
          that matter - require you to do an explicit search. remembrance-agent kept searching based on N words around
          your point, which brought up interesting things you might not have otherwise thought of.
 <sachac> e1f: I actually have pictures on the Web. <laugh>
 <sachac> delYsid: True. =)
 <arete> sacha: hmm yeah that would be cool, I remember that looking at it years ago
 <sachac> I want this to happen: while I type a blog entry, similar blog entries from other people's blogs will come up.
 <sachac> I want it to check my mail. Who would be interested in this sort of thing, based on my correspondence with them?
 <harsha123> sachac: hmm.. the idea sounds googlish!
 *** LaoTseu (~[email protected]) has quit: Remote closed the connection
 <sachac> I want to see a self-organizing map of topics. How do my blog entries cluster? What about other people's blogs?
 <arete> sacha: yeah, would be very helpful dealing with information overload
 <arete> I haven't seen much work in this area
 <e1f> harsha123: zoe is described as google for email
 <delYsid> what about writing a remembrance-agent alike thing that uses googles soap api to do implicit research?
 <delYsid> (+local searches)
 <bkhl> sachac, a friend of mine has  done something like that, but useful. (It searches libraries for code similar to
        what youare writitn.)
 <arete> I've been limping along with heirarchical folders and slow searches in exchange
 <arete> very inefficient
 <arete> I can never remember where I put something
 <delYsid> arete: same here
 <harsha123> zoe?
 <fsbot> zoe is like, see http://zoe.nu/
 <lawrence> I haven't written enough stuff for that to be a problem yet
 <arete> delysid: looked at zoe? I just installed it again, very nice
 <sachac> arete: I've been very happy with M-x remember. I can organize things hierarchically, and I can regexp search
          notes. Now I want it to show related topics.
 <sachac> =)
 <delYsid> what does zoe do?
 <harsha123> yeah. what does zoe do? :p
 <sachac> delYsid: Indexes your mail, allows you to search, lets you list related people, attachments, links.
 <sachac> delYsid: Select a person, it'll list all your correspondence with that person.
 <harsha123> sachac: you mean your INBOX>
 <delYsid> what ui?
 <sachac> bkhl: Sounds interesting.
 <arete> delysid: html, it has an internal web server
 <sachac> delYsid: Browser.
 <delYsid> erk
 <lawrence> it looks very mouse-based from the screenshots
<sachac> delYsid: Tables. = <sachac> delYsid: However, swish++ and swish are pretty good at full-text indexing...
<sachac> delYsid: ... so a pure Emacs or text-based interface might be doable. <delYsid> hmm <lawrence> and trying to debug these kind of things is a nightmare <lawrence> arete: no <delYsid> I once wrote code to import a mail folder into a framerd db. <arete> ahh, I do <delYsid> that made for nice hyperlinking and searching capabilities... * e1f tried namazu a while back but it have got very far indexing my home dir-- it's not very robust <e1f> it didn't get very far <delYsid> sachac: doesn't Gnus already have a full-text searching feature? <arete> ick, that sucks <dto> delYsid: M-s <sachac> delYsid: Yes, and it has virtual groups, but we want really funky slicing and dicing. <dto> searches in article text. or to speed it up you can use swish-e and nnir backend, but i haven't tried that <arete> delysid: it is more than just searching though <sachac> delYsid: A search with nnir will let you jump to all the messages, but it won't list all the links and people in another buffer. <arete> viewing a message in zoe shows you links to everyone involved, the date of the message, etc <sachac> delYsid: You can't easily switch to the slice showing you all the correspondence with a person. <arete> all clickable links to bring up the relevant related subjects <sachac> arete: I'd love it if zoe or a similar tool could not only show me the messages related to a person, but also my BBDB record, tasks, notes, even schedules related to that person. <arete> yeah, that would be amazing <sachac> arete: I almost always hyperlink names, so that's easy enough to index and match. =) <Nafai> Sounds a bitt like dashboard <Nafai> s/bitt/bit/ <sachac> Nafai: Yes, I've seen dashboard, and I like its plugin architecture. <Nafai> sachac: Where's this zoe you are speaking of? <sachac> Nafai: (That is, different information sources can easily plug into the system.) <lawrence> , zoe <fsbot> I think zoe is see http://zoe.nu/ <Nafai> sachac: *nods* <arete> I'll have to resort to grep for my wiki searches <sachac> I don't mind constraining development to Emacs - even just a prototype - as Emacs is popular in the wearable computing world anyway. =) <arete> fortunately those are in low volume, email is horrible though <arete> also nice to see all all blog entries on a particular subject <sachac> arete: I have ~ 3 MB in my wiki, ~ 130 MB in my personal mail. <arete> sacha: *nod* similar ratio here <sachac> arete: planner-search-notes does that, if you search by regexp. That catches the ones that you don't already remember to a particular plan page. <arete> I need something that indexes IM logs too =) *** esskay (~[email protected]) has quit: Remote closed the connection <sachac> I love the idea of zoe. I want it to be extremely flexible. I want to hook new data into it easily. =) <sachac> So, yeah, kinda like dashboard. <dto> what is zoe <sachac> arete: My planner config isn't really that complicated. It's.. hmmm. A custom header and footer, depending on the page name. A lot of loaded modules which usually work without much config. Extra speech for emacs-wiki-next/previous-reference so that it's easier to use with emacspeak. <sachac> dto: zoe is a way to search and navigate through e-mail and RSS. <sachac> , zoe <fsbot> From memory, zoe is see http://zoe.nu/ <sachac> , dashboard <fsbot> sachac, Go on, don't be afraid. <sachac> , dashboard is http://www.nat.org/dashboard/ <fsbot> created. <sachac> Dashboard is the direction I want to go in. =)

Chat with arete on zelazny.freenode.net#emacs

4. Directory of Australian postgraduate research in computer science (2004.03.12:11)

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http://www.cs.usyd.edu.au/PgradResearch/

How helpful of them! This is so cool.

3. That probably means I'm heading more toward... (2004.03.03:4)

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Information storage and retrieval, augmented memory, personal assistants, knowledge retrieval and representation.

Hey, how does this guy do related posts? http://www.doug-miller.net/blog/index.html

http://www.eastgate.com/Tinderbox/

I think it would be cool if, while remembering, I saw a list of related topics.

2. Possible research areas (2004.03.03:3)

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  • Wearable computing: I'm interested in things like Bradley Rhodes' Remembrance Agent. I'd like to extend it to dynamically index new work and integrate more information sources.
  • Intelligence/memory augmentation: Technical support assistance.
  • Computer science education: Modelling of student misconceptions based on a corpus of programs
  • Social network analysis: Visualization of social networks

For augmentation, this is interesting: http://www.doug-miller.net/blog/archive/remembra.html If I could tie together my interest in augmentation with the Semantic Web, that would be quite cool.

1. Monash university (2004.03.03:2)

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http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/postgrad/pg0571.htm

Postgraduate handbook 2004 Information Technology

Doctor of Philosophy

Course code: 0190 + Caulfield, Clayton, Gippsland, Berwick and Peninsula + School coordinators: Dr Leonid Churilov (Business Systems), Dr Graham Farr, Dr David Squire (School of Computer Science and Software Engineering), Dr Graeme Johansen (School of Information Management and Systems), Dr Manzur Murshed (Gippsland School of Computing and Information Technology), Dr Marian Quigley (School of Multimedia Systems) and Dr Asad Khan (School of Network Computing)

The Faculty of Information Technology offers a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program by research in each of the academic units of the faculty, across five of the university's campuses. The degree is awarded for a thesis which, in the opinion of the examiners, makes a significant contribution to knowledge or understanding of any field of study with which the university is directly concerned. The award of the degree is generally accepted as showing that the candidate is capable of carrying out independent research.

Areas for research include graphics and image processing, artificial intelligence, inductive inference, parallel and persistent computer architectures, systems analysis and design methodologies, knowledge-based systems, knowledge management, information systems management, inter-organisational systems, data modelling, electronic commerce, computer-assisted software engineering, programming paradigms and languages, object-oriented systems, formal specification, software metrics, decision support systems, executive information systems, network computing, computer and network security, human-machine interfaces, distributed systems, information storage and retrieval, robotics, digital communications, microelectronic circuit design, digital systems design, and librarianship, archives and records, network security, multimedia authoring, mobile and distributed computing systems, image processing and computer vision, multimedia computing and communication, electronic data interchange and internet commerce, multimedia standards and protocols, multimedia interfaces, GUI design and programming, multimedia applications in teaching and learning, multimedia narrative, animation, game design and development, creating content in digital environments, societal implications of multimedia.

The degree is usually undertaken on a full-time basis over three years. Part-time studies are available on conditions approved by the PhD and Scholarships Committee.

In appropriate circumstances, enrolment for a masters degree by research may be converted to enrolment for a PhD.

Entry requirements

The minimum qualifications for admission to PhD candidature are: (a) a bachelors degree requiring at least four years of full-time study and normally including a research component in the fourth year, leading to an honours degree at first or upper second class level (HI or HIIA); or (b) a course leading to a masters preliminary qualification at a level rated by the relevant school and faculty as equivalent to a first or upper second class honours degree; or (c) a masters degree that comprises a significant research component, at least equivalent to (a) above.

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at Monash signifies that the holder has completed a course of postgraduate training in research under proper academic supervision, and has submitted a thesis that the examiners have declared to be a significant contribution to knowledge, and that demonstrates the candidate's capacity to carry out independent research.

For further information about the PhD program and attendance requirements, contact the Monash Research Graduate School in the Research Services Division of Monash University, Clayton campus.

For further information about the research interests of each school within the faculty, refer to the section titled `School information'. School coordinators can provide advice and information about research topics and supervision.

Applications for PhD candidature can be made at any time of the year and application forms are available from the faculty offices.

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