Rapidminer, a well known data analytics platform, has been adopted by Scanmark LTD for use in legal predictive analytics. The application provides numerous plug-ins that allow users to leverage the power of big data tools such as Hadoop and R and present results in a variety of graphical formats.
Scanmark LTD provides weekly metrics on IRS written determinations showing pro-taxpayer and pro-government rulings and providing metrics that cover the language used in the rulings and the precedents cited therein. The rulings themselves may be viewed at taxweek.us.
The interactive chart below captures the latest IRS rulings. To select another week, click on the Release Week drop down list and select. The chart show metrics for pro-taxpayer language, pro-government language, precedents cited and whether the taxpayer was successful in the written determination.
Scanmark LTD is now producing case metrics and outcomes, based on its proprietary linguistic analytics on US Tax Court opinions. Opinions can be viewed at taxweek.us. Case metrics may be viewed based on the decision type and the judge that issued the opinion. The metrics track the amount of pro-taxpayer vs. pro-government language contained in the decision. The study also extracts precedents cited in the decision.
Based on these metrics, the study also determines whether the taxpayer achieves a successful result in the decision.
Scanmark LTD is developing a new virtual file room product for use by the legal, medical and law enforcement industries. The product will allow end users the ability to review documents in a convenient browser-based application and avoid the time consuming task of retrieving paper documents. This, in turn, will allow providers of information to free up space currently being devoted to storing and displaying paper documents.
Scanmark LTD is publishing materials pertaining to lawyer disciplinary matters for public consumption. Users will be able to key word search and browse these disciplinary items. The legal ethics opinions and disciplinary decisions are available at wvcourtorders.com
Mark Starcher, president of Scanmark LTD, will be teaching an advanced relational database course this summer for the University of Maryland, University College.
Scanmark LTD is providing predictive data analytic services to the legal services industry using open source software. Scanmark hosts taxweek.us, a web site that provides same-day access to documents released by the IRS and the US Tax Court.
In addition to the search and browse functions, this site provides analytic metrics on each ruling and decision, analyzing pro-taxpayer and pro-government language in these documents.