Dec 15, 2022 |

Thomson Reuters Labs at 30: Celebrating three decades of innovation

By: Helena Yin Koeppl, Head of Thomson Reuters Labs

As the dedicated applied research division of Thomson Reuters, TR Labs has been instrumental in championing innovation both within our organization and the technology ecosystem. We are proud to celebrate our 30-year anniversary, a milestone that is a testament to the team’s history of AI ingenuity and commitment to driving progress.

The team’s history of innovation dates to the early 90s, when TR Labs developed some of the most sophisticated natural language search algorithms at the time. In fact, TR Labs was the first organization to integrate search into products. In 1992, the team developed Westlaw is Natural, the first industrial scale natural language search engine, which was recognized for its innovative use of statistical rankings.

But TR Labs didn’t stop there. The team continued to push the boundaries of what was possible, and in 2010, they were a key part of the launch of Westlaw Next, using machine learning to learn ranking functions on a large scale.

Today, with close to 150 team members located around the world, TR Labs has grown in size and expertise. Our team has access to world-leading data and enterprise expertise, diverse teammates with world-class talent, and great opportunities for mentorship and growth. Every day, they’re experimenting, prototyping, testing, and delivering ideas in the pursuit of smarter and more valuable tools for our customers.

Currently, TR Labs is focused on harnessing the power of AI, big data, and deep learning to provide our customers with the best possible products and solutions. Upholding the rule of law, turning the wheels of commerce, catching bad actors, reporting the facts, and providing trusted, unbiased information to people all over the world – our team is dedicated to conducting research and helping build products that make a difference.

At TR Labs, we are committed to driving progress and making a positive impact on the world. We are proud of the innovations we have delivered over the past 30 years, and we look forward to continuing to push the boundaries of what is possible in the next 30 and beyond.