hey Erica, sure!
it´s rather easy – and one doesn´t neccessarily need the reference to those apps.
(actually one could also think of blogs, online publications etc. and their ‘related content’ function).
but to the point: this function would mean that based on a ‘simple’ (this is the AI part) comparison of text-elements/lexems, Dynalist would – on a click – show things like:
- these notes/items are related
- these documents are relevant (or: these documents could be the right place to file this item; <- this was another feature request in here ;-]
Dynalist already has this awe-some way to quickly find ‘related content’ by typing in a link and then essentially giving instant search results for any text typed; in a way ‘related content’ could be seen as nothing else than a – more intelligent - shortcut or a more sophisticated version for this. as it would mean there is a way to quickly access any related notes as based on an (intelligent) text-comparison of the whole note with other notes/documents. the other part of helpful ‘magic’ would be a ranked/weighted shortlist of notes that match the pattern of the existing note. – and there it is!
I guess the hard part is that you need things like linguistic analysis for this, and thesauri and the like. at the same time – and although I am not a coder – I am quite confident there are existing frameworks out there that can be implemented ‘rather easily’.
hope this is clear enough? otherwise happy to elaborate!
I´d see giving myself over totally to Dynalist in terms of research (and other structured) notes if it would allow this kind of interaction (also seeing that an extensive use of Dynalist will produce huge text-corpus and by implication redundancy and confusion; … just like any other bulk-information container )