Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning Tools Added to More Databases in HeinOnline!

2 MIN READ
Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on twitter
Share on email

Two months ago, new natural language processing and machine learning tools were released in beta format in HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library. These tools are now available in three more databases: ABA Law Library Collection PeriodicalsBar Journals Library, and Kluwer Law International Journal Library!

Benefits of Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning Tools

Wondering what these natural language processing and machine learning tools actually do? Here’s a quick overview:

More Like This: When viewing an article in HeinOnline, the More Like This button gives users the opportunity to find similar articles. This tool uses a program which pulls out “interesting words” as determined by an algorithm, from the article being viewed. Users are provided with a list of similar articles, based on the interesting words. To use this tool, click on the More Like This button located on the upper right-hand side of an article.

Screenshot of a document within HeinOnline with option for More Like This highlighted

Adjust the boost factors of the interesting words, add a new term, or select a data range to modify the search results.

Screenshot highlighting ability to adjust boost factors of interesting words and other AI tools in HeinOnline

Topics and Entities: These search facets are found on result pages for searches and More Like This results. The entities include location, person, and organization. These tools enhance a user’s search results to include even more relevant articles. For example, run a Full Text search for “supreme court” AND abortion in the Bar Journals Library. Within the results, expand the Topic and Entity facets. These tools search the metadata, rather than just searching the document text, increasing your search results.

Screenshot highlighting topics and entities search-refining options in HeinOnline

Keyword Search Builder: This tool can be found within the Advanced Search option of the updated databases. To use this tool, enter keywords into one or more of the boxes provided. Adjust the weight of each word using the boost factors. Users can also select a title to search within or enter a date range to narrow down the search results.

Screenshot of Keyword Search Builder within Advanced Search in HeinOnline

These tools are still in beta format, and we encourage all users to provide feedback. Fill out the feedback form found in the help section of the upper right-hand side of all HeinOnline pages.

For help searching or navigating HeinOnline, contact the dedicated support team at (800) 277-6995, by email, or live chat!

You Might Also Like
Inside of a courtroom
New Features
New Expert Witness Integration with Courtroom Insight

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Courtroom Insight to enhance author profiles, and bring even more analytic information to the table. Keep reading to learn more about this new feature.

People pointing at laptop on glass table
New Features
Citation Formats and Access Links Now Included When Emailing PDFs!

Thanks to a customer suggestion from Elisabeth Oliu of Middlesex County College Library, we have included new features when emailing a PDF to a friend or colleague. Check out this quick tutorial and video to see this tool in action.

Woman typing at a laptop
New Features
New MyHein Feature! Link Your Google Account for Easy Login

Never interrupt your research flow again with our newest MyHein integration—Google Single Sign-On (SSO). Now you can link your Google and MyHein accounts, allowing Google to instantly log you into MyHein as soon as you start your research. Keep reading to learn how to get set up with this feature.

Like what you see?

There’s plenty more where that came from! Subscribe to the HeinOnline Blog to receive posts like these right to your inbox.

By entering your email, you agree to receive great content from the HeinOnline Blog. HeinOnline also uses the information you provide to contact you about other content, products, and services we think you’ll love.