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'''Zeitgeist''' is a service which logs the users's activities and events, anywhere from files opened to websites visited and conversations. It makes this information readily available for other applications to use in the form of timelines and statistics. It is able to establish relationships between items based on similarity and usage patterns by applying data association algorithms such as "Winepi" and "A Priori"
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[http://zeitgeist-project.com/ Zeitgeist] is a service which logs the users's activities and events, anywhere from files opened to websites visited and conversations. It makes this information readily available for other applications to use in the form of timelines and statistics. See [[Wikipedia:Zeitgeist|wikipedia article]] for detailed description.
 
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== Features ==
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* Zeitgeist currently logs file usage, web activity, plus chat and email conversations. More to come.
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* Zeitgeist allows any application to store this information and makes it readily available over a DBus API.
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* Zeitgeist figures out, which are a user’s most used items, not only in general, but also applying time scoping as in “What was most relevant to me, while I was working on project X, for a month last year?”.
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* Using machine-learning algorithms, Zeitgeist can establish relationships between items based on similarity and usage patterns.
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* Zeitgeist is light-weight and supports extensions to enhance its engine’s core feature set.
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* Extensions reside within the same process as the engine’s core logic. They can be used to include information about activity and experience beyond the desktop, such as geo-logging and geo-tagging.
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== Installation ==
 
== Installation ==
Install {{Pkg|zeitgeist}} from the [[official repositories]]. You can also install {{AUR|zeitgeist-datasources}} from the [[AUR]] to achieve full functionality (data reporting from certain programs and applications).
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Install {{Pkg|zeitgeist}} from the [[official repositories]], which the daemon and the datahub. The daemon receives metadata from data sources, and provides them to applications using D-Bus. The datahub provides passive plugins which insert events into Zeitgeist.
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To configure, what gets logged by Zeitgeist, install {{Pkg|activity-log-manager}}, which provides a graphical user interface, where you can filter out specific folders and file types.
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=== Data providers ===
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The following applications could able to send metadata to Zeitgeist, but some cases it has to be enabled manually.
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* {{pkg|bijiben}}
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* {{pkg|gedit}}
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* {{pkg|midori}}
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* {{pkg|quodlibet-plugins}}
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* {{pkg|rhythmbox}}
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* {{pkg|totem}}
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* {{pkg|zim}}
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{{AUR|zeitgeist-datasources}} can be also installed from the [[AUR]], which provides some third party plugins for other applcations.
  
For a GUI to monitor your activity, you may install {{Pkg|gnome-activity-journal}}.
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=== Applications ===
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The following applications could able to browse/search files using the Zeitgeist engine:
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* {{pkg|cairo-dock-plugins}}
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* {{pkg|catfish}}
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* {{pkg|gnome-activity-journal}}
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* {{pkg|synapse}}
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* {{AUR|unity}}
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See http://zeitgeist-project.com/experience/ for more information.

Revision as of 15:29, 29 August 2013

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Provides an overview and setup of Zeitgeist.

Zeitgeist is a service which logs the users's activities and events, anywhere from files opened to websites visited and conversations. It makes this information readily available for other applications to use in the form of timelines and statistics. See wikipedia article for detailed description.

Installation

Install zeitgeist from the official repositories, which the daemon and the datahub. The daemon receives metadata from data sources, and provides them to applications using D-Bus. The datahub provides passive plugins which insert events into Zeitgeist.

To configure, what gets logged by Zeitgeist, install activity-log-manager, which provides a graphical user interface, where you can filter out specific folders and file types.

Data providers

The following applications could able to send metadata to Zeitgeist, but some cases it has to be enabled manually.

zeitgeist-datasourcesAUR can be also installed from the AUR, which provides some third party plugins for other applcations.

Applications

The following applications could able to browse/search files using the Zeitgeist engine:

See http://zeitgeist-project.com/experience/ for more information.