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|purpose=A tool used for personal archiving of email.
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|homepage=http://mobisocial.stanford.edu/muse/
 
|homepage=http://mobisocial.stanford.edu/muse/
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[[Category: Personal Archiving]]
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= Description =
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[[Category: E-mail]]
A tool to analyse and visualise email collections.
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= User Experiences =
 
  
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== Description ==
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Muse is a free downloadable tool that allows a user to archive their personal email. It is part of Stanford University’s Mobisocial Computing Lab. Funding for Muse is provided by an NSF POMI 2020 Expedition Grant and the Stanford Mobisocial Lab.
  
= Development Activity =
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Features:
  
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*'''Sentiment Graph''' -  Displays messages that may be meaningful to the user, which relies on a pre-built lexicon to determine sentiments.
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*'''Calendar View''' - Displays important terms in the user’s email found through statistical analysis.
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*'''Attachment Wall''' - Displays all email attachments and allows the user to view the messages associated with the attachments.
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*'''Jog Dial Interface''' - Allows the user to quickly skim emails in chronological order using this interface.
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*'''Browsing Lens''' - A browser extension for Chrome and Firefox that identifies names on Web pages that also appear in the user’s email archive and highlights these names.
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Users are able to fine-tune these features as they see fit in the Settings menu.
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Common email formats supported by Muse are mbox, .PST, .DBX, and Eudora. Email can also be obtained simultaneously from multiple accounts. Muse connects via a secure email server, storing data locally, which ensures confidentiality among user accounts.
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===Platform===
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Muse is available for Windows and Mac OS X. Firefox, Chrome, or Safari browsers are required in order to use Muse as well as Java v1.6 or higher.
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===Documentation and User Support===
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Muse offers a FAQ page and Tip Sheet, and users are encouraged to contact the tool's creators for additional assistance.
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*FAQ: http://localhost:9099/muse/help
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*Muse Tip Sheet: http://mobisocial.stanford.edu/muse/tipsheet.html
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If Muse fails to launch on a user's system, entering '''java -Xmx1g -jar muse-standalone.jar''' in the system's command line should cause the file to run. This launches the tool with 1GB of memory available, however changing the number in '''-Xmx1g''' allows the user to increase memory for particularly large email archives.
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== User Experiences ==
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*'''Extreme Tech:''' [http://www.extremetech.com/computing/100297-relive-and-analyze-your-entire-email-archive Relive and analyze your entire email archive], October 17, 2011.
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*'''New Scientist:''' [http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21228346.200-muse-to-sift-the-emails-of-yesteryear.html MUSE to sift the emails of yesteryear], October 15, 2011.

Revision as of 21:29, 6 February 2015


Muse
A tool used for personal archiving of email.
Homepage:http://mobisocial.stanford.edu/muse/
License:Unknown
Platforms:Windows, Mac OS X


Contents

Description

Muse is a free downloadable tool that allows a user to archive their personal email. It is part of Stanford University’s Mobisocial Computing Lab. Funding for Muse is provided by an NSF POMI 2020 Expedition Grant and the Stanford Mobisocial Lab.

Features:

  • Sentiment Graph - Displays messages that may be meaningful to the user, which relies on a pre-built lexicon to determine sentiments.
  • Calendar View - Displays important terms in the user’s email found through statistical analysis.
  • Attachment Wall - Displays all email attachments and allows the user to view the messages associated with the attachments.
  • Jog Dial Interface - Allows the user to quickly skim emails in chronological order using this interface.
  • Browsing Lens - A browser extension for Chrome and Firefox that identifies names on Web pages that also appear in the user’s email archive and highlights these names.

Users are able to fine-tune these features as they see fit in the Settings menu.

Common email formats supported by Muse are mbox, .PST, .DBX, and Eudora. Email can also be obtained simultaneously from multiple accounts. Muse connects via a secure email server, storing data locally, which ensures confidentiality among user accounts.

Platform

Muse is available for Windows and Mac OS X. Firefox, Chrome, or Safari browsers are required in order to use Muse as well as Java v1.6 or higher.

Documentation and User Support

Muse offers a FAQ page and Tip Sheet, and users are encouraged to contact the tool's creators for additional assistance.

If Muse fails to launch on a user's system, entering java -Xmx1g -jar muse-standalone.jar in the system's command line should cause the file to run. This launches the tool with 1GB of memory available, however changing the number in -Xmx1g allows the user to increase memory for particularly large email archives.

User Experiences

Contributors

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