Remembrance Agent: A Continuously Running Automated Information Retrieval Systemfleeting
- Référence externe : https://alumni.media.mit.edu/~rhodes/Papers/remembrance.html
Remembrance Agent: A continuously running automated information retrieval system
- Funny how the acronym is also the one of Reticular Activating System, that David Allen, in the gtd, claims to be the part in the brain responsible for similar associative memory triggering.
The Remembrance Agent (RA) is a program which augments human memory by displaying a list of documents which might be relevant to the user’s current context. Unlike most information retrieval systems, the RA runs continuously without user intervention. Its unobtrusive interface allows a user to pursue or ignore the RA’s suggestions as desired.
Remembrance Agent (RA) is broken into two parts. A front end continuously watches what the user types and reads, and sends this information to the back end. The back end finds old email, notes files, and on-line documents which are somehow relevant to the user’s context. This information is then displayed by the front end in a way which doesn’t distract from the user’s primary task