[Corpora-List] IE practice: Searching for names in emails

Rich Cooper rich at englishlogickernel.com
Mon Jun 1 22:59:41 CEST 2009

Yorick Wilks wrote:

Does anyone recall research on the detection/annotation of proper names in emails? This has been done in Information Extraction on prose texts since the early 1990s but I see someone has patented any search for (proper) names in email text, which seems absurd in 2007. It seems to me a pubic duty to contest this kind of patenting of the obvious (and the consequent restraints on research) and Id be glad to be reminded of clear cases of pre-2007 prior art on this. Yorick Wilks] _______________________________________________

Are you referring to the Brill patent assigned to Microsoft? A patent or application number would be useful.


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