Les Editions Lefebvre Sarrut to Enrich Case Law with TEMIS Text Analytics Solutions to Deliver Unprecedented Value

Nov 16, 2010, 08:00 ET from TEMIS

NEW YORK, November 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading French legal publisher Editions Lefebvre Sarrut (Dalloz, Editions Francis Lefebvre and Editions Legislatives) today announced a new service for professionals, "Case Law in Numbers," in French known as "Jurisprudence Chiffree," a Web-based application enabling lawyers and other legal researchers to gain immediate insights by visualizing relevant quantitative data from decisions handed down by 35 different Courts of Appeal across France.

Edition Lefebvre Sarrut is partnering with TEMIS, leader in Text Analytics and Content Enrichment, to integrate its flagship software, Luxid(R), into its core information system.

Legal professionals will be able to use the service for precise and relevant queries on a dedicated database composed of tens of thousands of Courts of Appeal decisions.

"To our knowledge, it is the first time that a legal publisher brings such value to law sources, like case law decisions, with text mining as well as domain-specific expertise," according to a statement by both project leaders, Nicole Chebassier, Director of New Publishing Technologies, and Nicolas Behra, Digital Publishing Representative at Editions Francis Lefebvre.

"Case law decisions from the 35 French Courts of Appeal generate hundreds of thousands of pieces of data: dismissal indemnities, amounts corresponding to damages undergone in the event of industrial or circulation accidents, allowances of ousting or occupation, rents in the event of a commercial lease renewal, alimony in the event of a divorce," the statement continued. "A wide variety of actionable data is now available to professionals and ready to use," the statement said.

"We have built a cutting-edge service and we have teamed up with TEMIS, Atos Worldline, and Memorem for this digital turn. We want to provide law professionals with information discovery capabilities and with a new way to discover Editions Lefebvre Sarrut's publishing assets resources and some new means to explore them," explains Rudi MESOTTEN, Executive Director of the Publishing Division at Editions Lefebvre Sarrut.

Within this project, TEMIS deployed its solution Luxid(R) for Content Enrichment Platform and brought its unique expertise in the field of semantic extraction of domain-specific knowledge. Luxid(R) makes it possible to accurately analyze case law decisions to extract strategic data in order to annotate them. This semantic enrichment process provides Editions Lefebvre Sarrut's customers with a new search and navigation experience with unequalled quality and accuracy.

"TEMIS is pleased to be part of the Case Law in Numbers project," said Charles Huot, Chief Operating Officer at TEMIS. "Indeed, it represents a major innovation in the legal publishing domain. From a unique data source, Editions Lefebvre Sarrut has generated a series of seven targeted products addressing the lawyers specific needs in regards to their specialty," Huot said. The "Case Law in Numbers" service is available on Editions Lefebvre Sarrut group three websites:

- http://www.jurisprudence-chiffree.fr/dalloz.php

- http://www.efl.fr/juridique/matiere/conseils-achats.html

- http://www.editions-legislatives.fr/portailel/pub/jurisprudence_chiff ree/droit_social/produit.do

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TEMIS is the leading provider of Text Analytics software solutions for the Enterprise. Its cutting-edge solution Luxid(R) addresses the needs of life sciences, enterprise, publishing and homeland security. Its powerful information intelligence capabilities power strategic corporate activities such as competitive intelligence, scientific discovery, opinion mining, voice of the customer and content publishing. Luxid(R) turns unstructured data into actionable knowledge, enabling advanced content analysis and strategic information discovery.

Founded in 2000, TEMIS operates in the United States, Canada, UK, France and Germany, and is represented worldwide through its network of certified partners.

TEMIS' innovative solutions have attracted the business of leading organizations such as Agence France-Presse, BASF, Bayer Schering Pharma, BNP Paribas, Boehringer Ingelheim, CARMA International, Editions Lefebvre-Sarrut, Elsevier, EMC, Europol, French Ministry of Defence, French Ministry of Finance, Ingenuity, Invest in France Agency, Merck Serono, Nature Publishing Group, Novartis, Philip Morris International, PSA Peugeot-Citroen, Roche Diagnostics, Sanofi-aventis, Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Springer Science+Business Media, The McGraw-Hill Companies, and Thomson Reuters.