Thomson West has introduced West km 4.0, which it describes as a knowledge management application that lets legal professionals capture and maximize their expertise and intellectual assets.
The company reports West km 4.0 features a new technology platform plus enhanced search and classification functionality, giving users, it claims, a powerful competitive edge by making institutional knowledge and expertise broadly available to legal professionals within an organization. West km 4.0 allows users to:
- extract the key metadata directly from the text of litigation documents that includes actual document title, document type, high-level jurisdiction and court;
- view documents with the title as well as content portions, or "snippets" to gauge the document value;
- import additional metadata for more complete document retrieval results; and
- receive frameless delivery of results and documents for improved intranet and portal integration.