What is Parallel Search?
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Written by Valerie McConnell
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Parallel Search applies cutting-edge A.I. technology, trained on the law, to help you spend less time searching and find cases traditional search technology would miss.

Is Parallel Search the same as a natural language or keyword search?

No. Parallel Search uses more advanced technology than natural language or keyword searching. Traditional search technology generates results based on the words you use in your search. That technology limits your results to cases that use the same language as you do. As a result, you will miss cases that address your topic but use different language. Parallel Search, by contrast, understands synonyms and relationships between words and concepts, allowing you to find cases on your topic, even if the cases do not use any of the words that you used to describe your topic. More info on how to use Parallel Search here.

How do I access Parallel Search?

(1) From the Casetext homepage: With the purchase of any Casetext subscription plan, Parallel Search can be accessed directly from the Casetext homepage (www.casetext.com) after you log in. Detailed instructions and recommendations for using Parallel Search from the Casetext homepage are available here.

(2) From within the Compose software platform: Compose is an A.I-based software platform that is used to generate arguments and standards for briefs and motions. You can use Parallel Search to find support for your brief as you draft it using Compose. To learn more about how to access Parallel Search from within the Compose program, please see the article available here.

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