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The Newest Version of Knowledge Mosaic

October 27, 2010

By now, you may have seen our email announcements about “KM2,” the second and newest version of the knowledgemosaic website, released last week.  This is a quick follow-up to underscore some of the main points.

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Let’s begin with nuts and bolts.  Here are some of the highlights of what’s new on the platform:

Dodd-Frank Rulemaking Tracker.  This brand new feature on our Keep Current page allows you to keep pace with federal agencies’ implementation of the far-reaching Dodd-Frank Consumer Protection Act. Track concept releases, final rules, and proposed rules; and search for rulemaking you’ve missed since the bill was signed into law.

•  More Agency Materials.  We’ve vastly extended the scope and volume of our data coverage. In sum, we’ve added 8 new federal regulatory and oversight bodies, bringing the total to 18. That translates to about 100,000 new records, a 40% increase.  New agencies include the US Treasury, Congressional Budget Office, Government Accountability Office, and the EPA.  (For a comprehensive directory of the source data now available on knowledgemosaic, please see our Data Directory.)

•  Smarter searching of SEC Filings.  We’ve enhanced our SEC Filings page by introducing predictive searching functionality in the Company search field, allowing you to select the filer from a list of suggested matches, rather than having to type in its entire name. In addition, you can now enter multiple entities into the search box to search on several specified companies at once

Under the hood.  Over the last six months, our engineers have made significant upgrades to the technical infrastructure on which our platform is built. Our goal has been to ensure that searching on knowledgemosaic is exceptionally fast, smooth, reliable, and complete.

For a more detailed list of new features, check out our What’s New archive.

If you would like a guided tour of our platform, please recall that we offer “webinar”-style training as part of your license.  We have a standard weekly session, but can also work with your schedule.   Please also see our Support page for links to video tutorials, tips, and other learning resources.

And now, just a word about the bigger picture.  The KM2 release represents another step toward the realization of a larger vision for our company and our product.  Our mission is to offer our users an unprecedented platform for legal research by organizing information from across the entire landscape of federal government data – including legislation, regulation, guidance, enforcement, and court actions.  Peter Schwartz wrote about this vision a week ago; you can read it here.

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