Qudoc Pty Limited has launched the beta version of its experimental legal search engine designed for lawyers and anyone interested in finding legal information. 

It uses purpose-built algorithms to search the internet and automatically retrieve only web pages that are talking about Australian law. Qudoc has the ability to look at a website and determine which pages are talking about law and which ones are not. 

The company believes that conventional search engines such as Google are not suitable for legal research as they bring in too wide a pool of results. 

Qudoc automatically filters legal information into categories such as subject, jurisdiction and so on, saving research time. It uses another set of purpose-built algorithms to show citations between documents. For example, with one click you can find the latest secondary articles that cite any given section of any given Australian act or regulation. 

Once Qudoc has identified an Australian law web page, it automatically filters it according to various categories such as subject, jurisdiction and so on. It uses another set of purpose-built algorithms to show citations between documents. 

Link to Qudoc