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By Ken Fox, Research Librarian
The Law Society Library is pleased to announce that we have added Vincent to our menu of online research services available to all Saskatchewan lawyers. Vincent is an intelligent research assistant by vLex. Vincent can analyze a judgment, brief, legal memorandum or any other legal document, and extract significant concepts to generate the most relevant results from among vLex Canada’s extensive legal libraries.
According to an announcement by vLex, “Contextually-relevant research that incorporates documents into the research process has entered the mainstream, and in an era where databases can contain tens of millions of records, the Vincent approach is a necessity.”
To access Vincent, log in to the Member Resource Section, then scroll down to vLex and click on vLex Canada. If you are new to vLex, take some time to browse the site and try some searches! To access Vincent, look for the blue button at the top of the screen:
Now, I haven’t had much of a chance to explore this product yet. As it happens, we at the library are as unfamiliar with AI-based research as the rest of you! But I am very excited to try Vincent out on some research problems and see what it can do – then tell you what I have learned. I hope you will do the same – take Vincent for a test run, and let us know what you think. Let’s go down this path together and learn how artificial intelligence, natural language processing and machine learning can facilitate research.
If you have any questions, please contact the library.
There will be a webinar to introduce Vincent in greater detail (qualifying for one CPD hour) on October 2. To register, please follow this link.