The term paraphrasing is used for converting input text into output text with small modifications on the semantic level. Paraphrasing is used by managers to distribute work items to employees. It is a certain form of communication which is hard to formalize.

From the management literature it is know that so called workflow management systems are implemented as groupware servers. They are storing and forward messages in the intranet of a company. The question is: is it possible to combine both? That means to paraphrase incoming messages of a company and distribute the messages to sub-departments? In theory, this would replace traditional managers, but I'm not sure. Perhaps it would make sense to test out the hypothesis first on the Enron dataset, which is a corpus of the e-mail fulltext of 158 employees in a large company.


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