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Multi-Faceted

The mSpace Browser is a multi faceted column based client for exploring large data sets in the way that makes sense to you. You decide the columns and the order that best suits your browsing needs. mSpace encourages the discovery of relationships between your data that you never knew existed!

Multi-Media

The mSpace browser takes advance of multi-media whenever possible. You could use audio samples to help explore unfamiliar areas of music, or video clips to aid with movie browsing.1 Whether its audio, video, images or just text, mSpace Preview Cues help you browse the way you want.

Multi-Search

As well as column based browsing, mSpace offers a powerful Search system. Try a simple keyword search or refine your query with inuilt Advanced Search. Full boolean search is supported to allow for maximum flexibility and ensure you find what it is you were looking for.

Add/Remove Columns Add/Remove Columns
Browse the way you want, add or remove columns to filter only what you're interested in

Add/Remove Columns Preview Cues
See media related to any item in any column without leaving your browser window/tab 1

Add/Remove Columns Re-Order Columns
Choose the facet you know most about and begin browsing the easy way

Add/Remove Columns Scratch Pad
Collect articles as you browse, for later use and quick recall

Add/Remove Columns Back Highlighting
Make a selection in the middle column & all related items to the left are highlighted

Add/Remove Columns Social Networking
Allows users to tag and leave comments on articles or join interest groups 2

Add/Remove Columns Advanced Search
Boolean keyword searching caters for the time when a search is easier than a browse

Add/Remove Columns Export
Export all meta-data into common formats such as CSV, XSLT or Plain Text

mSpace Versions

The mSpace system is a client/server architecture using the latest Javascript/AJAX technologies to provide the best possible user experience. There are currently two version of the system available, firstly a full functional and feature rich commercial version and secondly a feature restricted free open source version.

The main differences between the two versions is the commercial versions ability to handle large data sets with ease utilising a number of database and code optimizations. A full comparison between the two versions is outlined in the following table:

Free Commercial
Column Browsing
Preview Cues
Long List Support
Tagging
Groups
Comments
Scrolling Alphabet Overlays
Custom Database Optimisation

Download

mSpace beta 1 (3.8MB) 15-12-2008

Documentation

mSpace WIKI

System Requirements

mSpace UI

  • Apache 2.2.3+
  • PHP 5.2.1+
  • Apache Rewrite Module

mSpace Server

  • Apache 2.2.3+
  • PHP 5.2.1+
  • PHP PEAR
  • MySQL 5.0.38
  • Perl 5.8.8
  • Expat
  • libxml2
  • libxslt
  • Mod Perl
  • XML:DOM
  • XML:TreeBuilder
  • CGI:Safe
  • CGI:Session
  • Date:Format
  • Lingua:Stem
  • Lingua:EN:StopWords
  • Text:Aspell
  • Apache:DBI
  1. Only for compatible data-sets
  2. Only available in the commercial version