Have you ever tried to find an email based on some obscure tidbit of information that provided the only bread crumb trail that would lead you back to said email?
Well, today IBM unveiled some new "smart" search software from IBM's Research Labs to help you do just that.
Powered by some advanced algorithms that can interpret incomplete queries and find obscure information like phone numbers, people, meetings, presentations, documents, images, etc., IBM OmniFind Personal Email Search -- or "IOPES" (that acronym just rolls off the tongue, don't it?) -- the tool is available gratis on IBM's alphaWorks site.
The smart email plug search is available for both Lotus Notes and Microsoft Outlook users, and was created through a collaborative effort spanning IBM Research Labs in Almaden (California), Haifa (Israel), and Delhi (India).
It leverages the open source Unstructured Information Management Architecture (UIMA) framework that helps organizations build new analytics technologies by realizing more value from unstructured information through relationship discovery and pattern identification.