Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Dr. Guangming Xing, Director, Dr. Qi Li, Dr. Huanjing Wang

Degree Program

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Degree Type

Master of Science


The storage space for emails has been increasing at a rapid pace day by day. Email systems still serve as very important data repositories for many users to store different kinds of information which they use in their daily activities. Due to the rapidly increasing volume of email data, there is a need to maintain the data in a most efficient way. It is also very important to provide intuitive and flexible search utilities to provide better access to the information in the email repositories, especially in an enterprise or organizational setting. In order to implement the functionality, we are presenting a tool name TESO. TESO is a tool for email searching using organizational information. This tool is designed to improve the relevancy of the email search by integrating the data from email servers and organizational information from directory services and other resources. We implement this functionality as an add-on for the Mozilla Thunderbird framework, which is an open source email client system developed by the Mozilla Foundation. The results are evaluated using the SQLite and the XML data. This work will serve as a handy tool in the area of existing information integration and keyword search on relational databases techniques and also helps in efficient access of XML information.


Computer Sciences | Databases and Information Systems