Intelligent AI search

The legal world is complex, with a labyrinth of nuanced regulations, legislation and guidance. Our platforms provide a vast array of updates, analysis pieces and overviews from lawyers worldwide, and we harness natural language processing to go beyond keyword and Boolean searching: we equip our users with the power of AI and allow them to explore our resources rapidly and with ease.

Natural language processing is a powerful branch of computer science, which applies statistical models and advanced technologies to ordinary human language to allow machines to understand the meaning of words. NLP underpins key features across LBR’s legal research platforms. By harnessing NLP across LBR’s vast datasets and content archive, we are able to provide users with search tools powered by artificial intelligence.

By searching using concepts rather than keywords, Lexy is able to find content which is relevant but may use different terminology, so is not bound by the requirement for the content to contain the same words as the source text. This is possible due to the quantity of content Lexology analyses, which means that many concepts in the legal space are encoded into Lexy’s model and can be called on to quickly retrieve results at the click of a button.

Lexy is our powerful, natural language processing search tool that transforms legal research.

Ask Lexy

How to Use Lexy to Accelerate Legal Research

Add Search Text

Upload your brief, article or own text which will form the basis of the search.

View Results

Lexy finds all resources relevant to your legal research from across the entire library of content, from legal updates and in-depth guides to videos and interviews with leading practitioners.

Filter Results

Filter results by content type, work area, jurisdiction or publication date to further refine your search.

Use Cases

Legal Research

Starting with a passage of text, LBR’s AI search immediately finds the most conceptually similar resources from across the platform, dramatically changing the pace and accuracy of legal research.

Instructing Counsel

Using a brief or a text description of a legal issue, the AI search tool provides users with experts and lawyers who have relevant experience and expertise for the specific problem at hand.

Understanding the Market

By combining AI-powered search with proprietary engagement data, users can immediately see which industry sectors or organisations are concerned with a particular issue, allowing law firm clients to optimise their practice development strategy and act on emerging opportunities.