Summary of Juremy's 2019 developments
February 01, 2020

2019 was a busy year for us! Let us summarize the main Juremy updates, and tell where we are heading in 2020.

If you are new to Juremy, check out the newly made Juremy Tutorial Videos for a quick introduction, or try the search interface directly. What happened last year?

Apart from Celex Sectors 3 (Legislation) and 6 (Jurisprudence), we have loaded Sector 5 (Working Documents) and Sector 1 (Treaties) in all 24 EU languages. Working documents bring hits from a wider range of topics.

To bring more context, Juremy displays the document title – either in the source or target language – and EuroVoc topic markers as well.

We found search a bit slow, taking 2-3 seconds typically, but up to 10 seconds in the extreme case. So we sped up search so you can get exact matches under a second.

We found ourselves performing slightly altered searches when Juremy didn’t find any hits, so we redesigned the search method as well. Now Juremy starts multiple intelligent searches automatically, such as autocompleting, unaccented, relaxed and stemmed search. What’s next?

We will continue along our vision of developing a user-friendly research tool for EU legal and professional terminology. Our ultimate goal is to provide a search experience that needs minimal user intervention. The intelligent search is a step towards that direction.

Our immediate focus is on completeness and quality. Therefore, we will integrate a small number of domain-specific data sources - IATE coming first. For quality, we will work to be able to automatically fix more misaligned EUR-Lex documents. As a first step, we start to surface pointers to matching documents even if Juremy couldn’t automatically align the precise paragraph.

Have a great 2020!