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How can artificial intelligence enhance your legal research?

How can artificial intelligence enhance your legal research?

Posted by david-hand | 31 July 2020

Artificial intelligence based tools are being increasingly adopted by the legal industry for a range of tasks. With the launch of vLex Justis, you can now use Vincent, a legal research assistant powered by artificial intelligence, to enhance your legal research. 

What is Vincent, and how will it help me?

Vincent analyses legal information, including judgments, legislation, journal articles, briefs, memos and more, to identify and recommend relevant information from a database of over 120 million legal information documents available on vLex Justis. 

What is the benefit of using Vincent?

A search powered by artificial intelligence with Vincent combines human-like search behaviour with machine speed. This fast, effective search considers the content and context of hundreds of thousands of documents in a matter of seconds, reducing the time you need to invest in finding important legal material. The benefit of this fast and thorough search means you can spend more time analysing cases, drafting documents and building arguments. 

How does Vincent compare to traditional search methods?

Vincent transforms the legal research experience. Rather than starting by entering search terms as you would with a traditional search, you begin a search with Vincent by selecting a document; this can be any relevant document on vLex Justis, or your own documents, including legal memorandums, skeleton arguments, and more. Vincent will analyse these documents and present you with a list of results that are contextually relevant to your search, in a matter of seconds.

How does Vincent work?

Vincent analyses legal information like judgments, briefs, memos, law journal articles and blog posts to identify and recommend relevant information from within the vLex Justis database of over 120 million legal information documents. 

What makes Vincent different from other legal research services?

Behind the scenes, Vincent applies artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to extract citations, as well as legal topics and key phrases, and identifies documents with a semantic similarity to the document used to begin the search. Recommendations are presented with indicators to enable you to understand where relationships have been influenced by these factors, which will give you the ability to focus on the areas and connections of greatest interest.  

Which jurisdictions does Vincent support?

Vincent is currently trained in the laws of 10 countries, including common law from the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada, and civil law from Spain, Mexico, and Chile. In the coming months, Vincent will understand the laws of an increasing number of jurisdictions, beginning with Ireland and the Caribbean. To enable thorough research across this range of jurisdictions, Vincent can understand documents in both English and Spanish.

How can I try Vincent?

You can try Vincent today, and experience the benefits it brings to your legal research, with a 14-day free trial. Complete the form on this page to get started.

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