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27 Jan 2022 Author : Gayle Lynn-Nelson

Knowledge & Research Consultant Tip: Improve Navigational Search for U.S. Statutes

A new rule-based classifier helps Lexis® and Lexis+® tools better understand the components of navigational searches in United States statutes: jurisdiction intent, specific code, rule intent, section/article number recognition, public law name recognition, etc. With the classifier, we are able to better understand the query structure and intent and have a better way to surface the target document at the top.

Typically users employ very specific search terms to describe the jurisdiction, content type, source or section/article and expect the document at the very top of the result list when searching for statutes. The user will now see results closer to their expectations based on terms they enter (for specific documents) with that document resulting first. This improvement will make statutory searching more intuitive.