IBM has released free "smart" e-mail search software to help users find what they want in large e-mail databases.
The software is powered by advanced algorithms that can interpret incomplete queries and find information such as phone numbers, people, meetings, presentations, documents, and images.
Called IBM Omnifind Personal Email Search (IOPES), the semantic search tool is available at no charge through the IBM alphaWorks apps channel.
It helps users quickly search and find information - for example a person's phone number - even if the e-mail database does not have the words "phone" and "number" in the text.
IOPES also allows users to create, save and share personalised searches for future use. It is available for the Lotus Notes email platform.