VisiRule for Automated Legal Knowledge Services
What are Legal Expert Systems?
Expert System applications replicate the thought processes of subject matter experts. Once deployed, these systems permit the rapid execution of complex logic and the generation of high-quality advice, reports, checklists and legal documents tailored to the specific situation. They can work stand-alone or with other applications. All the answers and derived inferences can be exported and shared with other applications.
Legal Expert Systems offer a way to automate legal processes. By providing your clients' staff and customers with direct access to your expertise on a self-service basis, you greatly enhance the service your provide them. You can also free your own people from having to deal with those tedious routine cases. The law is well suited to automation. It requires a high degree of consistency and transparency and is well suited to a logic-based treatment.
Use Cases for Legal Expert Systems
VisiRule Expert System solutions can be used in the following areas:
Internal: make specialist knowledge and best practices available to colleagues and junior associates on a firm-wide basis
Client facing: provide existing corporate clients with greater access to specialist advice and documents at their convenience 24x7
Intermediaries: provide expert guidance and specialist advice which can be customized, packaged and branded by third party parties as in B2B2C
External B2B: attract new clients via a marketing showcase which offers free access to some smart legal capability without 'eating your own babies'
External B2C: provide low-cost but high-quality legal advice to consumers on matters which affect many citizens such as consumer rights, benefit entitlements
Combining Case Law Search and Retrieval
VisiRule can be combined with other processes such as Case Law retrieval. This uses:
The VisiRule chart contains named questions, answers and statements with associated positive and negative keywords. As a session unfolds, the triggered keywords are accumulated and passed using a hidden field
Case Law Search Engine
VisiRule provides a basic search engine which can analyse Case Law documents, extract headings and generate a database of indices. Then, given a set of keywords, it will compute a percentage match for each relevant document.
VisiRule Server executes each question page + the associated rules to compute the following page