Last week Thomson Reuters announced a significant new integration of HighQ with workflow features of Practical Law and 3E features, and Microsoft Teams®. According to the press release the HighQ workflow platform offers more than “50 customer-driven enhancements.” The marketplace is demanding tools which drive collaboration and optimize workflows and productivity.
Thomson Reuters is releasing a powerful suite of new tools to enhance workflow within Practical Law. . The new features include Dynamic Search, Knowledge Maps, Quick Compare, Interactive Matter Maps and What’s Market Analytics. Several of the features such as Dynamic Search and Quick Compare parallel developments and tools already available in Westlaw Edge. Erica Kitaev, senior director, Product Management, Thomson Reuters provided me with an overview of the product features.
Paul Fischer, president of the Legal Professionals segment of Thomson Reuters is quoted in the press release: “By putting AI, analytical tools and proprietary visual navigation technologies in service to our attorney authored content, we’ve created entirely new capabilities to help our customers thrive during this time of rapid change.”
Dynamic Search offers a natural language search powered by machine learning and algorithms that were trained on Practical Law content. Users can be presented with three different kinds of answers. Machine learning answers provide a direct answer and links to the applicable passage of text. Keyword results also appear under the answer card. If a user encounters a typeahead question the result
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Is any law firm or company immune from Brexit, trade law or global privacy (GDPR) issues? Thomson Reuters is responding to the growth of cross-border legal issues with the launch of the Practical Law Global which allows researchers to browse for foreign law answers by country or topic. Jurisdiction-specific resources are written by a prestigious roster of local experts. Practical Law Global will be available on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020.
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Today Thomson Reuters announced the availability of new API’s ( application program interfaces) that will allow customers to integrate content from Practical Law into their practice and workflow portals. Litigation analytics from Westlaw Edge will also be available for integration with internal data sets
Law firms are in a race to extract and analyze their own data and turbo charge it with litigation and deal data, Thomson Reuters move is addressing a growing demand from clients to leverage commercial data for custom insights.
“Our customers are continually seeking insights that will help them raise their service for their clients and operate more effectively and efficiently,” said Tony Kinnear, president of Thomson Reuters Legal Professionals. “Co-developing side by side with innovative customers to provide our editorially curated content through APIs allows us to deliver entirely new capabilities through a more open and collaborative approach.”
Katherine Lowry, Director of Practice Services at Baker Hostetler is quoted in the press release highlighting how the analytics will be used for projects initiated by the firm’s newly launched Digital Assets and Data Management Group.
Data Wants to be Free (Of Platforms) Historically legal information vendors have sold platforms not data. Newer competitors such as Fastcase have led the market in allowing customer to manipulate data with their Workbench and Sandbox offerings. Still it is a major market shift for a dominant player like Thomson Reuters to allow customer direct
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