[Demo 2005] The Enron Corpus

The demos at this year's DEMO are quite good. One interesting thing I noticed is that there are several products connected to keeping companies out of legal trouble due to problematic internal and external emails, or to help get them out of trouble if they get into it.

In several demos we were treated to examples based on the "Enron internal emails." The first two times I thought I was seeing a coincidental picking of the same humor by two seperate companies.

But when it came up again, I went searching, and wouldn't you know that during the discovery process of the whole Enron debacle, an aparently extensive (perhaps complete) collection of their internal emails during the relevant periods were collected, and subsequently made public on the web. Here's an interesting paper, one of many, about te Enron Email Corpus

So just watch out what you write in email!
Posted on February 14, 2005 and filed under Technology.