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New feature in Westlaw Edge tool uses artificial intelligence to analyze briefs

Thomson Reuters has introduced a feature in its Westlaw Edge legal research platform called Quick Check that scans legal briefs and memoranda and then uses artificial intelligence to suggest other relevant cases to include or weak cases to omit.

Introduced July 12, Quick Check will be available to Westlaw Edge subscribers July 24 at no extra cost, Quick Check enables them to upload any document that contains at least two citations and obtain a list of authorities that are relevant to the same issue but not cited in the document.

So Dahn’s team went back to the drawing board in what he described as “one of the toughest things we’ve ever tried to do.” Because customers are experienced researchers who already use all the tools available in Westlaw Edge, he said, it was a significant challenge to deliver highly relevant cases that they had not already found.

Tonya Custis, the center’s senior director of research, echoed Dahn in describing Quick Check as “the most difficult problem I’ve worked on in my career.” The technology that they developed, she said, draws on three factors unique to Thomson Reuters: •

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