LexisNexis is today announcing the launch of a premium legal research service, Lexis+, that it says takes a bold approach to providing legal research, AI-driven analytics and practical guidance within a unified and fully integrated platform.

The company is positioning this new service not as a successor to its current research platform, Lexis Advance,

The first major foothold for the use of artificial intelligence software in the legal profession was in the area of e-discovery, where tools variously referred to as technology-assisted review or predictive coding helped lawyers find relevant documents within huge data collections more quickly and at lower cost.

Now, this same software is being deployed to