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Launch Calculation Tool Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment

15-02-2017 – Today marks the release of a new Calculation Tool created by the Ministry of Social Affairs & Employment. The tool will be unveiled shortly by Secretary of State, Jetta Klijnsma! Berkeley Bridge has worked closely with the Ministry to develop the new tool which is able to calculate premium deductions and low income benefits for a wide range of people.

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5 Benefits of using decision tree software to improve  your business

06-04-2017 – Decision tree software can be used in many ways to make decisions. These could be rather simple decisions, as well as complex questions that require a more thorough thinking process. It can also be used to improve businesses.

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Decision tree assistance

10-02-2017 – When we talk about the influence of AI in the legal world and beyond, we quickly think of a robot or screen that replaces the professional. There is a long way to go to achieve this. So far, there are no applications like this in the world. The technology doesn’t allow it yet and neither does the confidence. So, what is allowed by technology and confidence?

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Funneling & Filtering

02-02-2017 – Organizations struggle to convey complex information and knowledge to customers and the public. This is not surprising. While organizations always work on the subject, customers rarely encounter it. We recognize this problem in organizations like insurance companies, governments, pension funds, etc.

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Bridge the gap between knowledge and practice

17-01-2017 – Nowadays, technology has been integrated within our lifes. During the day we make use of the numerous possibilities that are presented to us by this technology. However, it seems that the implementation on the workplace in terms of functionality always lags behind the consumer world. Why does this happen and what can be done about it?

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Training, simulating and supporting with decision trees

29-12-2016 – In previous blogs, we showed which aspects of organizations can be supported and improved with decision trees. Interactive decision tree software can also support in the learning processes of employees, because data can be made easily accessible and transparent. This blog will talk about a few aspects of how decision tree software can contribute to the learning process of employees.

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Fail fast, learn, and improve

17-12-2016 – Innovation and entrepreneurship are captured in the silicon valley mantra; “Fail fast, learn and improve”. It is a slogan that start-ups and R&D departments like to keep in mind when developing products. This is because certainty does not exist when launching a new product or service. The mantra ‘fail fast’ encourages companies to seek out this uncertainty and let products fail so you can adjust your course.

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Practical uses for digital decision trees

03-12-2016 – Decision trees are currently used in business as a means to be more efficient, consistent and uniform. In the case of digital decision trees, the structure of the tree is often hidden behind an interface. Thus, it is not always clear that the user is working with a decision tree. A few examples of decision trees as they are applied on a daily basis.

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Changing business models in the legal industry

24-11-2016 – In recent years, the main discussion in the legal industry is about change. There are a number of reasons why the discussion gravitates around this subject. The legal industry seems to be one of the last to adapt to the world of innovation, progress, and disruption. The ball seems to be rolling, but it is not rolling fast. How to go on?

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Practical legal tech

17-11-2016 – “Legal tech is hot”: A lot of money is invested in the development of technology in the legal sector, large law firms do not only invest in their own IT department, but also in innovative start-ups. Where does this trend come from, and what is its future perspective?

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Decision trees are more reliable

02-11-2016 – Professionals overestimate their abilities systematically, this is human nature. A good example is the famous statistic that 90% of drivers thinks to belong to the best 10% of this group. How can decision trees help with this?

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History of Legal Tech

25-10-2016 – As early as the 1940’s there was a call for technology in the legal sector. Shortly after, this led to the development of a science called “Jurimetrics”. A field of study that had the purpose of applying the scientific method to the legal field. This was later followed in the 60’s by the foundation of a magazine called “modern uses of logic in law”. How has this sector developed over the past and where are we heading?

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Algorithms in Legal Services

21-10-2016 – A decision tree is a way to visualize an algorithm. But what is an algorithm? Simply put, it is a formula to get from a beginning to an end. A set of rules that gives reliable results with a given input. How does this translate to a decision tree?

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Commercialized decision tree: TenderTest

17-10-2016 – Previous blog described the effects of independent publishers and the declining need of programmers. In this blog, an example will be given of a result of this trend: individuals who develop commercialized decision trees themselves.

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Lawschools & technology

06-10-2016 – In the past few years, the job market has repeatedly stated that the skills and knowledge of law school alumni do not match the expectations of organizations. What can and should be done about it? And, where to begin

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Everyone can become a Publisher

27-09-2016 – Nowadays, everyone can become a publisher and the need for programmers is slowly decreasing. What are the consequences of these developments for the judicial sector?

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Best Practices: #4 – User Experience

10-12-2015 – This blog, #4 in our series on Best Practices will explain how you can make your models more user-friendly. After all, you want your models to be as easy to use as possible.

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Best Practices: #3 – Function Library

30-11-2015 – The third blog in the series on best practices: Welcome! In this blog, we will explain more about one of our resources: the function library.

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Best Practices: #2 – Data Inspector

19-11-2015 – Welcome to the second blog post on modeling best practices. In our previous post, the data analysis feature was discussed, which allows you to check your model for possible errors. In this blog, we will demonstrate the data inspector, another aid in debugging your model.

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Best Practices: #1 – Data Analysis

09-11-2015 – The first in a series in which we will dive deeper in some of the best practices when it comes to modelling with the Berkeley Pubsliher. This first post will explain the ‘Data Analysis’ function which allows you to quickly locate errors in your model.

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Knowledge tools in the legal sector: CMS Contract Composer

03-09-2015 – As mentioned in our previous article on knowledge tools (read more) is the legal sector changing continuously. Organizations experiment with new business models and knowledge sharing, and new insights lead to new marketing methods. This applies to CMS as well.

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Stibbe selects Contractstool Berkeley Bridge

31-08-2015 – Stibbe, an internationally renowned law firm, has become a customer of Berkeley Bridge. Stibbe will use our Contractstool primarily for document assembly.

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MiFID II & MiFIR Gap assessment: Do you comply?

02-07-2015 – As of January 2017, MiFID II and MiFIR GAP assessment are to come into effect. What is it and what is its importance?

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Knowledge tools in the legal sector

04-06-2015 – The legal sector is changing continuously. Organizations experiment with new business models, such as fixed fees, and the sharing of knowledge. The latter is often done by lawyers who publish articles or write blogs.

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