Rethinking email message and people search

Sebastian Michel, Ingmar Weber

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Abstract

We show how a number of novel email search features can be implemented without any kind of natural language processing (NLP) or advanced data mining. Our approach inspects the email headers of all messages a user has ever sent or received and it creates simple per-contact summaries, including simple information about the message exchange history, the domain of the sender or even the sender's gender. With these summaries advanced questions/tasks such as \Who do I still need to reply to?" or \Find 'fun' messages sent by friends." become possible. As a proof of concept, we implemented a Mozilla-Thunderbird extension, adding powerful people search to the popular email client. Copyright is held by the author/owner(s).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWWW'09 - Proceedings of the 18th International World Wide Web Conference
Pages1107-1108
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event18th International World Wide Web Conference, WWW 2009 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 20 Apr 200924 Apr 2009

Other

Other18th International World Wide Web Conference, WWW 2009
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period20/4/0924/4/09

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Keywords

  • Email
  • Email search
  • Inbox 2.0
  • People search

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Michel, S., & Weber, I. (2009). Rethinking email message and people search. In WWW'09 - Proceedings of the 18th International World Wide Web Conference (pp. 1107-1108) https://doi.org/10.1145/1526709.1526879