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Congratulations to Rainer Weiss for discovering gravity waves!

Eugen Tarnow  February 11 2016 01:29:47 PM
When I was an undergraduate at MIT, it was hard to get into a research group because as an undergraduate you are pretty useless!  

The first group that accepted me was the one headed by Rainer Weiss, a professor that reminded me of Groucho Marx.  Instead of a cigar he had a pipe.  

Rainer Weiss really cared about his students.  I found out that I was not suited for experimental physics after almost blowing up a container of liquid helium  a couple of times.  He became my advisor nevertheless and in the end I got to do some theoretical research and went on to do a PhD in physics.

Back then Rainer Weiss proposed a way to detect gravity waves and kept trying to get the project going.  This was 35 years ago.  He did get it going and it was just announced that he succeeded.

I can't think of anyone more deserving!

We Make Reading Unnecessary

Eugen Tarnow  February 5 2016 10:00:36 AM
We at Avalon have helped audit Lotus Notes mail content for many years. Typically the mail was searched for keywords and then the legal department had to read all the memos that were found.

But now they don't need to read anymore! We use the latest technology to process all those memos and give you a better picture of what is going on in just one page of words and graphs.

When you're ready to take the next step in a "mass reading" project, call us at 646 825 9080 x1 or write us at sales@avabiz.com and we will assist you.

After all, would you rather read 1,000,000 words or look at a graph?

For fun I have appended a graph of a piece of literature you are very familiar with. What do you think it is?


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IBM - hip?!

Eugen Tarnow  November 10 2015 09:31:34 AM
The pictures speak for themselves: the IBM Relay 2015 conference.  

Image:IBM - hip?

Image:IBM - hip?

By Eugen Tarnow, Ph.D.

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Natural language processing of Lotus Notes mail

Eugen Tarnow  September 10 2015 11:14:29 AM
What is the difference between keyword searches and natural language processing of Lotus Notes mail?

Keyword searches will identify memos with keywords in them, the context is identified by human readers.  The keyword selection and the human readers will interact until the best set of keywords are left, leaving a minimized amount to read.

Natural language processing allows a programmer to identify memos with specified keywords and report on the context.

Example:
Suppose one wants to go through email from a pharmaceutical company related to drug X.  

Keywords: One can perform a keyword search on the drug name, read a few of the memos and realize that there are significant side effects mentioned.  One would then perform a dual keyword search on memos containing both the drug name and "side effects".  Some more human reading would realize that pain is one of the side effects.  The new keyword search would then include the drug name and "pain".  A human reader would then classify all the memos according to what kind of pain was mentioned.  The effort might take weeks if there are a lot of memos.

Natural language processing: The programmer would perform a keyword search on the drug name.  A distribution of common nouns mentioned in the selected memos would allow the programmer to identify the word "pain." A distribution of the words preceding "pain" would allow for a quick classification of the kinds of pain mentioned.  The effort could be a couple of hours!  A distribution of common adjectives and adverbs mentioned would allow the programmer to identify the word "excruciating" etc.  

Summary:
Keyword searches necessitate human scanning of full memos.  Natural language processing allows a programmer to read word distributions of all identified memos at the same time.

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Sony Pictures: would the email have been more secure had it stayed in Lotus Notes and had it been archived?

Eugen Tarnow  December 19 2014 02:07:30 PM
One of the advantages of archiving email is that most of the email storage is removed from immediate view.  ReduceMail Pro archives email so that the majority of the archived content is not in the mailfiles themselves.  The archive mail can be retrieved from the mailfiles but it is typically a manual process.

Would so much email at Sony Pictures been hacked if they had stayed with Lotus Notes and perhaps used ReduceMail Pro?  We hope not.

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No way IRS relies on local desktops to store email

Eugen Tarnow  June 16 2014 09:16:51 PM
The claim in the media is that Lois Lerner lost her emails because of a crashing hard disk.  

This does not seem believable.  

The IRS surely stores all mail on servers, not on local desktops.  And there must be journaling systems that capture all incoming and outgoing emails in a separate place.

Does anybody know whether the IRS still uses Lotus Notes or went over to Outlook?

ReduceMail Pro now supports Notes V9.0.1

Eugen Tarnow  February 20 2014 08:10:22 PM
As Lotus Notes / IBM Mail keeps changing, ReduceMail Pro is the archiving system that will keep up with those changes! The latest ReduceMail Pro system is now supporting V9.0.1.  

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    Compassionate Release system takes 5 month to develop - they should use Lotus Notes!

    Eugen Tarnow  May 23 2013 12:17:51 PM
    U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General came out with a report in April that shows that "compassionate release", a program that allows prisoners to go
     free within 18 months of their estimated death, is not working.  They made a suggestion to the Federal Bureau of Prisons to create an electronic workflow system to make
    the process faster.  The Prison bureau responded with a proposed date for a new system of September.  That is five months!

    Would such a system take any more than a couple weeks to develop using Lotus Notes?

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      Any thoughts on the new Lotus Notes team at IBM?

      Eugen Tarnow  April 1 2013 09:24:16 AM
      I understand that Ed Brill is no longer with the team.  Does anybody know what other changes there were and whether those changes might be positive for Notes?

        Spring Cleaning for Domino!

        Eugen Tarnow  March 15 2013 12:49:12 PM
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        In our experience some servers are very clean but many are full of space wasting nsf files!

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        Just fill out a demo request and you will be on your way to a cleaner year!