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Intelligent Document Analyzer for Smartmail

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000121507D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-03
Document File: 1 page(s) / 50K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Chao, KK: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article proposes an architecture for the addition of an Intelligent Document Analyzer component to the Smartmail System. Smartmail is an intelligent mail-filtering system for OfficeVision*.

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Intelligent Document Analyzer for Smartmail

      This article proposes an architecture for the addition of
an Intelligent Document Analyzer component to the Smartmail System.
Smartmail is an intelligent mail-filtering system for OfficeVision*.

      The mail filtering system described previously examined a mail
item's envelope and could perform rudimentary searches for keywords
and phrases in the content of a note. These functions can provide
useful information to aid Smartmail in determining how to process
mail in the InBasket.  However, in order to achieve a "world class"
mail filtering system, an additional component is needed by the
Smartmail System.  That component should be capable of accepting a
document as input, then intelligently analyze the document, determine
the subject and key-concepts, and produce an abstraction or summary
of the document content. A Smartmail system could use the output of
an intelligent document analyzer to more accurately characterize
items of mail in order to provide a better processing of mail for the
user.

      Whenever the Smartmail Agent responds to the arrival of new
mail in the InBasket, Smartmail would issue the request to obtain a
copy of the mail item's content.  That file would be sent to the
document analyzer  component, which would determine the subject and
key-concepts of the mail item.  This information would be returned to
Smartmail. Smartmail would use this information to compare to the
user's defined r...