November 12, 2013

Thomson Reuters Launches West km 5.0

New user interface and search make it easier and faster to find relevant work product

EAGAN, Minn. – Thomson Reuters today announced the launch of West km 5.0, the leading knowledge management system for the legal profession. This latest version offers several major new features that help users quickly and intuitively find and leverage an organization’s work product.

West km is a knowledge management tool that unlocks an organization's knowledge and work product on litigation and transactional matters.  Users can search internal documents, WestlawNext or both, with combined results displayed, delivering the most relevant documents, whatever the source.  West km also integrates with Drafting Assistant, automating critical and time-consuming workflow tasks and enabling fast, easy creation of quality work product.  

New features in West km 5.0 include:

  • New WestlawNext-like user interface
    A new user interface provides a look-and-feel familiar to WestlawNext users. It includes browseable content pages and post-search filters similar to WestlawNext. 
  • New search
    A global search box, similar to that found in WestlawNext, allows users to enter either plain language or Terms and Connectors searches. In addition, West km allows searching of both Litigation and Transactions content simultaneously. 
  • Entity extraction
    The Litigation Analyzer Engine identifies additional elements from document text: attorneys, law firms, expert witnesses, and companies, enabling users to filter search queries using this metadata and get to relevant documents more quickly. 

“The improvements in West km 5.0 make it even easier and faster to find relevant work product,” said Craig Larson, senior director of product development, Thomson Reuters. “West km 5.0 helps users work more efficiently, streamlining research and related workflows. Now more than ever, West km helps law firms and organizations gain a competitive edge by working smarter and faster with the best information.”

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