Amin Mantrach, Jean-Michel Renders
34th European Conference on Information Retrieval, Barcelona, Spain, 1-5 April 2012.
This demo introduces a new tool (or plug-in) for any email
client that automatically decomposes the (personal or shared) mailbox
into new virtual folders, corresponding to topics and communities in an
unsupervised way, to lighten end-user load. The proposed software im-
plements a retrieval system where the user can search for emails but
also for people by submitting a double-faceted query: key words" and
key persons". The software is able to retrieve three kind of documents
that a matching search-based system would not retrieve. Firstly, by us-
ing person pro les, the software will rank documents related to the key
persons without requiring them to be participant (i.e. being author or
recipient). Secondly, the system will retrieve documents sharing the same
topics as the key words but not necessarily containing them. Thirdly, the
proposed solution will also retrieve other participants who are members
of the communities associated to the key persons.
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