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Would Perry Mason have leveraged metadata and AI? The encyclopedic knowledge and quick recall of his previous cases gave the fictional barrister and his clients an instant advantage in the courtroom. But few real-world lawyers have the mind of a Mason. Fortunately, we live in the digital era, in which lawyers can find information quickly thanks to an AI-enabled, metadata-driven enterprise search and knowledge management system.
Law practices often tout their experience in handling certain types of cases. But if the firm’s lawyers can’t find information about that litigation, it’s like those cases never happened. Ingestion, storage and retrieval of data is critical to the institutional memory of a successful practice. When data enters a law firm, it must be profiled. Smart profiling that is AI-enabled works automatically to identify a document’s content and to tag it in metadata. Then the document can be searched on, shared, updated, protected, transferred, governed, and retired. When it comes time to retrieve relevant data, AI algorithms search for information intelligently, finding topics that are closely related, misspelled, or otherwise valuable.