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How artificial intelligence is transforming the legal profession

ABA Journal, Julie Sobowale, April 1, 2016: “Artificial intelligence is changing the way lawyers think, the way they do business and the way they interact with clients. Artificial intelligence is more than legal technology. It is the next great hope that will revolutionize the legal profession. Change can be brought on through pushing existing ideas. What makes artificial intelligence stand out is the potential for a paradigm shift in how legal work is done. AI, sometimes referred to as cognitive computing, refers to computers learning how to complete tasks traditionally done by humans. The focus is on computers looking for patterns in data, carrying out tests to evaluate the data and finding results. Chicago-based NexLP, which stands for next generation language processing, is creating new ways for lawyers to look at data…

  • “Nearly 80 percent of a company’s data is unstructured,” [Jay] Leib says. “While unstructured data represents the lion’s share of a company’s data, for years lawyers have been stuck with antiquated tools that focus primarily or solely on Boolean search. Better tools are needed to truly understand data, infer meaning, classify the various types of ideas present, and help you get to the result fast—even if that result didn’t involve the keywords you used.” [David] Roth helped develop technology that can turn information into stories. Story Engine is a program that can read through unstructured data and summarize conversations, including the ideas discussed, the frequency of the communication and the mood of the speakers. The company uses the data to build models to analyze behavior and find signs of fraud or litigation…”

Google announces SyntaxNet: “The World’s Most Accurate Parser Goes Open Source”

May 12, 2016, Posted by Slav Petrov, Senior Staff Research Scientist: “At Google, we spend a lot of time thinking about how computer systems can read and understand human language in order to process it in intelligent ways. Today, we are excited to share the fruits of our research with the broader community by releasingContinue Reading

All the Internet Meta Search Engine

“All the Internet, a business of Advanced Search Technologies, Inc. which is a leading provider of search services and technology. Advanced Search Technologies, Inc continues to advance Internet search with new search technologies and features designed to improve the search experience for consumers. Based in Nevada, Advanced Search Technologies, Inc. has a rich history ofContinue Reading

OPM IG Report on Information Infrastructure Improvement Project

Second Interim Status Report on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Infrastructure Improvement Project – Major IT Business Case (Report No. 4A-CI-00-16-037).  May 18, 2016. “OPM has still not performed many of the critical capital project planning practices required by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Of primary concern, prior to initiating theContinue Reading

A Progressive’s Style Guide

“Toward Harnessing Language in Support of Intersectionality and Cross-sector Power Building Language is a key ingredient in a winning theory of change. Language can build bridges  and change minds. By acknowledging the ability of language to shape and reflect reality, progressive campaigns can become more powerful vehicles for social change, inclusion, and justice. In fact,Continue Reading

Report – Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation

Report of Partial Findings from the National Toxicology Program Carcinogenesis Studies of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation in Hsd: Sprague Dawley® SD rats (Whole Body Exposures) Draft 5-19-2016 Michael Wyde, Mark Cesta, Chad Blystone, Susan Elmore, Paul Foster, Michelle Hooth, Grace Kissling, David Malarkey, Robert Sills, Matthew Stout, Walker, Kristine Witt, Mary Wolfe, John Bucher doi:Continue Reading

News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2016

“A majority of U.S. adults – 62% – get news on social media, and 18% do so often, according to a new survey by Pew Research Center, conducted in association with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. In 2012, based on a slightly different question, 49% of U.S. adults reported seeing news onContinue Reading

Web Infrastructure to Support e-Journal Preservation (and More)

Web Infrastructure to Support e-Journal Preservation (and More) Herbert Van de Sompel, David S. H. Rosenthal, Michael L. Nelson (Submitted on 19 May 2016) “E-journal preservation systems have to ingest millions of articles each year. Ingest, especially of the “long tail” of journals from small publishers, is the largest element of their cost. Cost isContinue Reading

GAO – Federal Agencies Need to Address Aging Legacy Systems

Federal Agencies Need to Address Aging Legacy Systems, GAO-16-696T: Published: May 25, 2016. Publicly Released: May 25, 2016: “The federal government spent more than 75 percent of the total amount budgeted for information technology (IT) for fiscal year 2015 on operations and maintenance (O&M) investments. Specifically, 5,233 of the government’s approximately 7,000 IT investments areContinue Reading

Congress.gov adds RSS and email alerts for researchers

Via Emily Carr, LC – “…new email alerts and RSS feeds are now available from Congress.gov. For more details, see New Email Alerts and RSS Feeds on Congress.gov: “Building on those email alerts, there is now an additional set of email alerts and the first RSS feeds that you can subscribe to from Congress.gov Most-Viewed Bills (email |Continue Reading

Legal Information Institute and Justia provide new home for Oyez Project

Follow up to previous posting – Founder of Oyez.org seeks new manager and large purchase price – via Law.com – ‘Oyez Project’ New Home Will Keep Supreme Court Audio Free to Public‘ “The project is now housed at Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago under an agreement that expires soon. By the time the newContinue Reading

Open-access index delists thousands of journals

Baker, M. (2016). Open-access index delists thousands of journals Nature DOI: 10.1038/nature. Van Noorden, R. (2014). Open-access website gets tough Nature, 512 (7512), 17-17 DOI: 10.1038/512017a Morrison, Heather, 2014-03, “Dramatic Growth of Open Access”, http://hdl.handle.net/10864/10660 Morrison, Heather; V11. “A leading index of open-access journals is set to shrink by more than one-quarter after delisting aroundContinue Reading