Timing is everything. At about the same time we were preparing the UnCut column on KM & Document Management – preaching but not converting legaltechnology.com/latest-news/uncut-comment-km-and-document-automation-preaching-but-not-converting – over in the US, Lev Rosenblum and his colleagues at Lexprompt were launching a Kickstarter fundraising project for LP Writer – Intelligent Writing Software.
Lev adds “We have been working on this project for some time, and after our second prototype realized that we had something special. We wanted something that would make document drafting easier but would not rigid, like a fillable form (such as HotDocs) and would be less complicated than West KM.
“In a nutshell, our application will take existing documents, parse them, and store the text in a custom database. Then, as you type in Microsoft Word, you will be able to get suggestions (sentences and fragments) from the parsed documents. At any time, you will be able to turn it on and off and drill back to the source document. And the suggestions will appear essentially instantaneously, as you type – our prototype application provides suggestions in 0.01 – 0.5 seconds, from a database of 100,000 single space pages, when tested on a typical PC. Suggestions will be based on the text that user types in the working document, and can include synonyms, stemmed words, and other natural language search tools, which may be selected by the user. The user also will be able to choose a category of documents from which to pull suggestions. There are other bells and whistles that we think will make the software easy to use as well as produce useful suggestions, but this is the nuts and bolts of it.”
Here’s a link to the Kickstarter page www.kickstarter.com/projects/1297871291/lp-writer-intelligent-writing-software-for-everyon
And here’s a link to a fact sheet about the company and the product Fact sheet