Sorting, searching, and making sense through thousands of e-mails can be very messy. Even if the most powerful e-mail clients today like GMail and Outlook can handle being your conversation assistant, you still end up spending more time searching for e-mails from months back to get the full picture of your conversations.
Of course this is a problem of good old keyword search. While search technology has gone through a lot, many people believe that semantic search is the next step. One tool that exemplifies this is Meshin, an MS Outlook plugin and sidebar that provides semantic search for your e-mails.
To start using Meshin just download the plugin and install it as an add-on to your Outlook. The Meshin sidebar stays on the right side where you can enter a search term to find e-mails. In addition to conversations listed with the keyword, Meshin also adds a list of people that have mentioned the keyword in their conversations as well as relevant attachments, and web search. You can then click on the boxes to view more details for each.
The strong suit of Meshin comes with everyday use. With semantic search, keywords are transformed into entities, which brings more meaning to your information. Words are classified into person, place, or thing, and processed together to form relationships. This way, you can search for terms in your e-mail within contexts, rather than randomly going through e-mails hoping the right e-mail with the right keyword comes along. At the end of the day, you are searching for real-time, relevant information without being removed from the search process.
We are not sure how much semantic search Meshin has employed in the backend, and it’s not like the technology is alien to us considering Google and other alternative semantic search engines. But it is nice to have a smart search engine for our e-mails to increase our productivity. Meshin can transform how you work with e-mails instantly. Hopefully it crosses over to other e-mail clients.
See Meshin in action:
- Uses semantic search to sort through e-mails.
- Find contexts across bits of information in e-mails.
- Works with out MS Outlook as a search sidebarFind people in the conversation for the search term.
- Find related conversations easily.
- Attachment search.
- Search on the web.
- RSS semantic search to follow.
- More natural and efficient.
- Streamlines your e-mail workflow.
Check out Meshin @ www.meshin.com