LexisNexis Integrates FAST InStream Search Technology with the Applied Discovery(R) Online e-discovery Review Application



    New Functionality Offers Attorneys Greater Speed, Control and Confidence
in Review of Legal Discovery Documents

    SEATTLE AND OSLO, NORWAY AND NEEDHAM, MASS., March 1 /CNW/ - As law firms
seek to reduce costs and increase client service, and as the volume of digital
documents needed for e-discovery multiplies at a rapid pace, demand continues
to grow for ways to make one of the most costly and time consuming elements of
litigation - discovery - more predicable, proficient, accurate and cost
effective.

    Today, LexisNexis and FAST(TM) announce a significant enhancement to meet
each of those needs with the implementation of the highly regarded FAST
InStream(R) search technology platform into the Applied Discovery(R) online
review application. The integration now enables legal professionals to conduct
faster, more precise and efficient review of documents during the discovery
phase of any case.

    "Timeliness, control and confidence in the ability to find and assess all
relevant documents are all vital in the review process of e-discovery," said
Scott Nagel, vice president and managing director of the LexisNexis Discovery
Services group. "The implementation of FAST InStream technology directly
addresses each of these key client needs, greatly enhancing their ability to
use Applied Discovery for fast, accurate and meaningful discovery."

    Fast Search & Transfer(TM) (FAST(TM)) is the leading developer of search
technologies, and is widely regarded as the most powerful search solution
available for integration into legal applications. FAST InStream enables
information management application providers, such as Applied Discovery, to
develop or enhance offerings to classify and make searchable all available
content, including both structured and unstructured information. This means
attorneys and others using Applied Discovery can now organize their searches,
refine queries and retrieve data in the most accessible formats and scales.

    For example, according to Nagel, the FAST technology will also allow
Applied Discovery to now offer users a "More Like This" function in the
application, enabling them to run queries in order to find additional
documents within their case that are similar to one they found during an
initial search.

    "Teaming up with innovative technology companies like LexisNexis is a
vital part of our strategy," said Paul Cisternelli, senior vice president and
general manager, OEM Business of FAST. "As the demand for the Applied
Discovery solution has shown, there is a strong need for embedded search in
legal discovery. The LexisNexis Applied Discovery solution, combined with the
power of FAST InStream will provide quick, simple and organized retrieval of
archived data to law firms and in-house counsel."

    Applied Discovery is part of the Discovery Services group within the
larger LexisNexis Litigation Services organization. It offers legal
professionals at law firms and corporate counsel a portfolio of choices for
their varying e-discovery needs. Comprised of market-leading products such as
Concordance(TM) for in-house management, Applied Discovery for outsourced
projects and - coming this year - Hosted FYI(TM) for a combination of in-house
management and outsourced hosting, LexisNexis Discovery Services also includes
market leading document retention and litigation preparedness consultants and
digital forensics capabilities.

    These services are available individually, in combination or via
LexisNexis Total Litigator - a single online destination providing litigators
a complete and integrated set of tools and services to help them manage cases
effectively through each step of the litigation lifecycle.

    Through its four divisions or Solutions Lines - Client Development,
Research, Practice Management and Litigation Services - LexisNexis offers
delivers on its Total Practice Solutions strategy to provide law firms the
most complete set of tools and services they need for success in the business
and practice of law.

    About LexisNexis

    LexisNexis(R) (www.lexisnexis.com) is a leading provider of information
and services solutions, including its flagship Web-based Lexis(R) and Nexis(R)
research services, to a wide range of professionals in the legal, risk
management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic
markets. A member of Reed Elsevier (NYSE:   ENL; NYSE:   RUK)
(www.reedelsevier.com), LexisNexis serves customers in 100 countries with
13,000 employees worldwide.

    About FAST

    FAST is the leading developer of enterprise search technologies and
solutions that are behind the scenes at the world's best known companies with
the most demanding search problems. FAST's flexible and scalable enterprise
search platform (FAST ESP) elevates the search capabilities of enterprise
customers and connects people to the relevant information they seek regardless
of medium. This drives revenues and reduces total cost of ownership by
effectively leveraging IT infrastructure. FAST's solutions are used by more
than 2,600 global customers and partners, including America Online (AOL),
Cardinal Health, CareerBuilder.com, Chordiant, CIGNA, CNET, Dell, Factiva,
Fidelity Investments, Findexa, IBM, Knight Ridder, LexisNexis, Overture,
Rakuten, Reed Elsevier, Reuters, Sensis, Stellent, Tenet Healthcare, Thomas
Industrial Networks, T-Online, US Army, Virgilio (Telecom Italia), Vodafone,
and Wanadoo.

    FAST is headquartered in Norway and is publicly traded under the ticker
symbol 'FAST' on the Oslo Stock Exchange. The FAST Group operates globally
with presence in Europe, the United States, Asia Pacific, Australia, South
America, and the Middle East. For further information about FAST, please visit
www.fastsearch.com.

    (C) 2007 Fast Search & Transfer ASA - Fast Search & Transfer, FAST,
Adaptive Information Warehouse, AIW, AdMomentum, Impulse and Hubway are
trademarks of Fast Search & Transfer ASA. The FAST logo, FAST ESP, FAST
InStream, FAST InPerspective, FAST ProPublish, FAST Contextual Insight and
FAST Unity are registered trademarks of Fast Search & Transfer ASA. All rights
reserved.




For further information:

For further information: FAST David Parmet, 914-514-8209
david@hubbubpr.com or Europe Carine Zeier, +47 23 01 12 00 pr@fastsearch.com
or LexisNexis Marc Osborn, 425-460-2159 marc.osborn@lexisnexis.com

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