Personal Informatics @ CHI 2010


April 10, 2010 · Atlanta, GA, USA

Life-browsing with a Lifetime of Email


Conference paper


Sudheendra Hangal, Monica S. Lam
Know Thyself: Monitoring and Reflecting on Facets of One's Life at CHI 2010, Atlanta, GA, 2010 Apr 10

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Many mainstream users have accumulated large email repositories, egged on by free and ubiquitous service providers exhorting them to “Never delete anything!” Over a lifetime, many of these users can expect to accumulate 50 years or more worth of email archives. Unlike blogging or keeping a diary or journal, email silently captures our experiences and thoughts, virtually every day, week, month, or year, in situ, as they come up in our communication. Unlike most other life-logging techniques, email already has a large user base with a large volume of data, that can be used for experiments. We have implemented an exploratory email mining tool called Dunbar to understand challenges in life-browsing with a large corpus of email. Based on our experience so far, we outline several research questions in email mining that need to be addressed.

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APA
Hangal, S., & Lam, M. S. (2010). Life-browsing with a Lifetime of Email. In Know Thyself: Monitoring and Reflecting on Facets of One's Life at CHI 2010. Atlanta, GA.

Chicago/Turabian
Hangal, Sudheendra, and Monica S. Lam. “Life-Browsing with a Lifetime of Email.” In Know Thyself: Monitoring and Reflecting on Facets of One's Life at CHI 2010. Atlanta, GA, 2010.

MLA
Hangal, Sudheendra, and Monica S. Lam. “Life-Browsing with a Lifetime of Email.” Know Thyself: Monitoring and Reflecting on Facets of One's Life at CHI 2010, 2010.