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[ba-unrev-talk] searchable archives of the unrev-ii list (prototype)

Kathryn and I are continuing to work on the project announced
back in April:    (01)

  http://www.bootstrap.org/lists/ba-ohs-talk/0204/msg00123.html    (02)

to create access structures to the unrev-ii email archives.    (03)

My current little sub project is to move from our Oracle based
system to MySQL. I've done the first stages of that and figured I
ought to show off the results for comments. It may also prove a
worthwhile resource.    (04)

The only problems is it is a real pain in the butt to use in its
current form. The interface is far from intuitive.    (05)

However it does provide the following things:    (06)

- keyword searching of message subjects and bodies
  (at the moment it is mysql's TfxIDf (sort of) version of
  fulltext indexing, soon it will also support boolean searches)
- retrieving messages by email address
- purple numbers on message display    (07)

It does not provide instructions. Ask me if you can't figure
something out.    (08)

It doesn't display threads and such like a normal hypermail or
mhonarc style archive. That's not what is was designed to do.
Eventually it will provide a mechanism for
evaluating/viewing/editing the following things:    (09)

- semantic clusters
- ascribing descriptors and conceptual annotations to the messages
- evaluating messages, authors, clusters
- displaying based on evaluations    (010)

Description of the subproject is here:    (011)

  http://www.burningchrome.com/~cdent/index.cgi?word=107    (012)

The interface itself is here:    (013)

  http://www.burningchrome.com/~cdent/uviz/cgi/index.cgi    (014)

I'm following the release early and often dictum. It shows.    (015)

I've sent this to unrev instead of ohs because it is not directly
ohs related.    (016)

Chris Dent  <cdent@burningchrome.com>  http://www.burningchrome.com/~cdent/
"Mediocrities everywhere--now and to come--I absolve you all! Amen!"
 -Salieri, in Peter Shaffer's Amadeus    (017)