Vincent AI is your own personal research assistant, analysing your documents and suggesting others that are relevant in seconds.
Vincent uses algorithms to understand when a document cites or mentions cases, legislation, or other legal documents, and it is also able to recognise the overall legal concepts being discussed. When you find a useful document, Vincent can return a list of any cited or mentioned documents, as well as documents that aren't mentioned but are similar and could assist your research. This gives you a larger pool of relevant documents, reducing the risk of you missing any important information.
Vincent can analyse documents in both English and Spanish, from 32 countries.
To get started, click Vincent in the top bar, then select the jurisdiction.
Drag and drop your document, or click select file, to open a dialogue box where you can choose a piece of text or a document to upload.
Vincent accepts files smaller than 5MB in:
- Word formats (.docx and .doc)
- Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) with searchable text. If you have a scanned document, use Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software before uploading the file to vLex.
- Text files (.txt)
- Rich text format files (.rtf)
Additionally, you can analyse any section of text by copying and pasting it into the box on the right. There is no minimum amount of text needed, but your results will improve the more Vincent has to work with.
On the Vincent results page, you will see the following tabs:
- All cited and suggested: shows all of the results.
- Cited in document: shows the documents directly cited in the analysed text.
- Additional suggestions: suggests other documents related to your text, such as documents on the same point of law or ones that have cited many of the same arguments.
You can specify what Vincent should look for when analysing your text by selecting Direct Vincent on the card to the right of the screen.
In this menu, use the checkboxes on the left to show documents directly related to those that have been cited in yours. They can be directly cited, cited by the authorities you have used, or are commonly cited with the precedents you have used.
Checking the boxes in the central column will provide you with semantically similar documents. They may not have cited the same cases, but Vincent has deduced that they focus on the same points of law. This will give you a wider view of related documents.
Finally, checking the boxes on the right column will give you an even wider scope, showing you similar documents based on the themes of your document. Here you can even pick and choose the terms you are most interested in to get the best results for your research.
Direct Vincent dialogue box
Many documents on vLex allow you to immediately run a Vincent analysis by selecting the Related tab. You will see the same analysis, with the same options as described above, without having to re-upload or copy and paste the text.
Vincent from Related
vLex has enhanced Vincent AI’s capabilities to include a new feature called Case Analysis. Vincent, using large-scale language models, can now read cases, extract key legal issues, and automatically produce summarised headnotes - helping legal professionals understand the important issues addressed in a judgment at a glance.
An example of the information provided by Vincent AI Case Analysis.
Simply open a case, select the judgment tab if this is not already selected, and the case analysis will automatically appear at the top of the screen, above the full judgment.
Initially, Vincent AI Case Analysis will be available for common law English and Spanish language cases, and will then be applied to more cases on vLex from around the world. If you do not see Vincent AI Case Analysis appear at the top of a judgment, then it has not been applied to that case at this time.
Importantly, Vincent can help with your legal research, but you should always console and confirm any details within the source material before relying on it.
Vincent AI Case Analysis supports English and Spanish language cases. The Vincent Document Analysis feature is currently available for documents in English and Spanish language documents from the following jurisdictions:
Ireland Spain United Kingdom
Canada United States
Argentina Chile Colombia Ecuador Mexico Peru
Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Bahamas Barbados Belize Bermuda British Virgin Islands Cayman Islands Dominica Grenada Guyana Jamaica Montserrat Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Turks and Caicos Islands Trinidad and Tobago