Re: [ba-unrev-talk] Whither ba-unrev?
Pardon the cross-postings --this seems appropriate for both -talk and -ohs (01)
> From Henry's recent post: Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 07:20:06 -0400
> Subject: Re: [ba-unrev-talk] Whither ba-unrev?
> (Actually Kathryn Labarre and Chris Dent are working on
> something near to this.) (02)
It is long past time that Chris and I release a prototype interface to you
along with an invitation to begin coding the messages in the archive. (03)
Your participation in the coding phase will:
help improve the interface,
help improve access to the intellectual content of the archive (04)
This interface will allow you to search the archive by:
* from field
* descriptors (06)
The present design provides a mechanism for the evaluation of individual
messages and semantic clusters of messages represented in the database.
After conducting a search of the archive, you can code the clusters of
messages that are returned according to a scale of 0 to 5. If you find a
message or set of messages particularly useful or not useful, give it or
them a score with the provided interface. (07)
Your evaluations (coding) will help in the analysis required in the
creation of a faceted access structure to the contents of the archive. The
hope is that this work will create the framework for an access tool for
the current archives of -talk and -ohs. (08)
Some of you may remember the various posts in which Chris Dent described
the work that he and I have been doing to provide a means of access to the
archive of the unrev-II list. We've been experimenting with computational
methods for determining "aboutness" of the subjects, messages and threads.
This "aboutness" could then be used in an iterative process to generate
facets for a faceted access structure to the archive (more details in our
ICCS paper -- link below ).
[post] http://www.bootstrap.org/lists/ba-ohs-talk/0204/msg00123.html (010)
The search and coding interface:
represents the next step in the process. (011)
If you are interested in some more background, please feel free to visit
the project site:
Chris and I wrote a paper that was presented at this summer's ICCS 2002
which describes the very early stages of this project, and serves
as the framework for our approach.
See also a powerpoint from CoLIS4 describing this project:
Thanks in advance for your assistance!! (015)
Happy coding. (016)
Kathryn La Barre
SLIS doctoral student
Indiana University (017)