Stanford University

Personalized Memory Testing for names is a novel research approach to testing human memory. Using text analysis techniques, our system automatically generates fill-in-the-blank questions a user's email archive; the answers to these questions are names that appear frequently in the archive. We have tested this technique with 48 users answering a total of 1,920 questions, and found that the results corroborate known facts about memory and throw up hypotheses for further research. This dataset is available for research use.

Working paper


A project from the Stanford Mobisocial Laboratory.