From: Michael M. Butler (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jan 24 2002 - 18:15:08 MST
I'd guess someone must have done something of the sort. Possibly an adaptation of
the Inslaw system (beloved of various Three-Letter Agencies).
If nothing is out in the open source world, could be an amusing thesis subject.
Simon McClenahan wrote:
> Subject fields in email messages bother me in general. They are created by
> humans to aid in categorizing the content of the message. When a
> conversation thread is spawned, there may be several in the one message, and
> that's when the Subject line becomes practically useless.
> I have saved about 10 years worth of email (various formats) in the dream
> that one day someone, maybe me, will create software to match whole email
> messages together and identify quotes as links to other messages. Then the
> software will merge all these responses together and render them in one big
> message. With intelligent auto-categorization software, the threads could be
> extracted into their own "conversational message" instead of being strewn
> across several email messages.
> Has anyone done any work on this?
> Do You Yahoo!?
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-- butler a t comp - lib . o r g Wm. Burroughs said it best: "After a shooting spree, I am not here to have an argument. they always want to take the guns away I am here as part of a civilization. from the people who didn't do it."
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