Ooh, this is interesting. I do sometimes accidentally drop something in the wrong group, and then have to remember what I was dragging and search for it: a major pain. This would be a cool fix.
But it would also be another very interesting way to look at data. I imagine not just a list of “outliers” but a way to view information spatially: visually grouping some documents in the center while others are spread farther out like a solar system.
My organization system for the bulk of my research categorizes items by historical period, theme/topic, writer, theoretical approach. I rely heavily on replicants. I’d be very interested to see what the software thinks is the “center” of my “Victorian” group for instance, and which were outliers.
Of course, a visual metaphor seems like an awful big engineering task–even if it is cool. Can anyone think of a better implementation of similar functionality?
I really liked the idea! May be I should add it to my monstrous list I just posted.
My guess is, it should be easy to implement. I think DT gives a score for each document-group pair while pressing the classify button. So all we need is a list of documents sorted according to this score. Brilliant! Thanks!
I hope Devon people will have enough time for a new sidebar item.
That’s indeed an interesting idea but although v1.2.1 will speed up “See Also” (and similar commands) a lot it will be still too slow to do this on-the-fly. But maybe an additional command/window/view will do this in the future.