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Does Casetext support natural language searches?
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Written by Valerie McConnell
Updated over a week ago

You can search Casetext Research using natural language. To conduct a natural language search, type your query into the keyword search bar that appears on your Casetext homepage. Then, start your search by clicking the blue Keyword Search bar. You can also initiate your search by pressing the enter key on your keyboard after you type your phrase into the search bar:

When you run your search, you will be taken to a list of cases that pertain to your natural language query. If you would like to view authorities besides cases (including statutes, regulations, briefs, or analyses by attorneys), you can select the authorities that you want to view from the left-hand side of your search results screen. (The different authorities you can browse are indicated in the red rectangle, below):

In many cases, natural language searches will default to running on the Parallel Search engine. (See here for more information about Parallel Search.) If you prefer to run your natural language search as a keyword search, click the arrow next to "recommended by Parallel Search" and choose "Run as keyword/boolean search."

Please note that natural language searches run as a keyword/boolean search tend to generate a lot of results. To narrow those results, we suggest that you combine a natural language search with a filter. Casetext Research allows you to filter your search results by jurisdiction, cause of action, party type, motion type, and date.  More info on that here.

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