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On Traceability

Making a knowledge base traceable
November 27, 2022
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On Traceability

Why Traceable

Data is flat without layers of contexts. You can learn more from how an article is constructed from beginning to end than consuming the final product.

Muse timestamps your thinking process for perspective learning - creating an immutable timeline of how you read/ write.

Being Traceable

Muse is traceable by multiple means:

  • by Hierarchy (mother-child relationship) → Family of nodes
  • by Node Class  → Origin of nodes
  • by Activities → History of nodes
  • by Link/ Backlink → Mentions of nodes

Traceability ties deeply with permission, archive, version and multiplayer.


A few examples to put traceability in practice:

  • No need to read full pages of articles again for reference - work exclusively with highlights and comments you made
  • Review your reading/ writing history in any period of time
  • Establish connections between nodes
  • Know where your inspirations came from despite many iterations of the source materials