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Documentary analysis options

Each document has its technical information, but depending on the type on document you are viewing, it will also show additional content such as: citations, key words, related content, versions different from the original or documents that have cited the document you are viewing.

1. Versions

The “Versions” section shows you a list of versions that were or will be the standard and allows you to compare them (“Versions Comparison”).

Within “Versions” you can quickly filter all different versions by date. In addition to this, it also allows you to:

  • See the current version: which will appear at the top of the list with a green button to indicate that it is the current version.
  • See, in detail, the changes that have been made to the standard with each version and compare them with the previous one.
  • See the history of each version
  • See a sublist with the modified or repealed articles of each version.
Collections with the Versions option

You will find the “Versions” option in all documents from the legislation collection.

Learn more about this feature in the Versions Comparison section.

2. Analysis

The “analysis” tab shows you the modifications that the legislation you are consulting has undergone.

Each section is divided by year and the list directly links to the rule that affected the change.

Collections with the Analysis option

The “Analysis” option is only found in documents from the legislation collection.

3. Cited by

“Cited by” indicates the documents that have cited the legislation that you are viewing. For your convenience, you can filter these documents to narrow the search.

4. vCite Citations

“vCite Citations” works with all documents, except for the legislation. vCite tells you if the legislation cited and applied in a document is still in force or has undergone any modification subsequent to its publication (or if it will be modified in the future).

Learn more about vCite Citations

“Related Vincent” applies Vincent’s analysis to the document you are consulting, without having to download it and upload it back to the assistant. Click on the “Related Vincent” option available in any document of any collection to start the analysis.

A loading bar will be displayed while the analysis is being performed.

Options to filter will appear on the screen allowing you to narrow the results using multiple filtering options.

See more information about this feature in the Vincent for vLex FAQ


6. Processing of PDF documents

Some documents hosted on vLex are in PDF form since the original source published them in that format. However, vLex technology is able to read PFDs and perform documentary analysis and other features:

  • use highlights and notes
  • display the hyperlinks to other vLex documents (Hyperlinks in the document)
  • perform a Vincent analysis by selecting Related Vincent
  • download the document, mark it as a favorite or save it to a folder…

Access the complete document in the “Complete document (PDF)” tab to view it without having to download it to your computer.

Thanks to the Artificial Intelligence engine I.A. Iceberg we have endowed vLex with the ability to “understand” any decision. VLex technology extracts key concepts from a decision, presents them in a way similar to how a human would do, and suggests other cases similar to the one you are looking at.

This means that each decision will show you a series of keywords at the top of the document. Additionally, a column to the right will show you Smartopics related to that decision and other similar decisions.

Feature Availability on the Iceberg platform

This feature, along with other advanced features are also available on the Iceberg platform, vLex’s commitment to convert AI services into a platform. Learn more about this feature in the “Key topics and related” section


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Updated on April 10, 2019

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