Lexis, the legal research division of Reed Elsevier, announced enhancements to a product called Total Search. Included in the enhancements is the ability to hook into a firm’s document management system and bring back an aggregated set of search results.
LexisNexis Total Search also identifies, correlates, and links case citations appearing within internal work product and LexisNexis search results. These citations are noted, and access to the internal work product is provided, through a “correlation” icon appearing next to a particular case or code citation within an internal document result, LexisNexis full-text document or in a LexisNexis cite list.
Not clear from the literature how easy it is to integrate Total Search as either an outbound feed to downstream search engines or as a platform to receive and integrate inputs from other systems such as email and newsfeeds.