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Lexprompt, LLCBy Lexprompt, LLC
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Lexprompt, LLCBy Lexprompt, LLC
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Whether it’s a term paper, essay, legal or other professional document, article, or blog post, LP Writer will help you write better and more efficiently.

Based on the text you type in Microsoft Word, LP Writer will provide real-time suggested sentences and sentence fragments in a suggestions window.  Suggested sentences will be taken from documents, such as example and reference documents. You will be able to incorporate text from these sentences into your working document. 

LP Writer will allow you to easily reuse grammatically correct and stylistically preferred sentences.  This means that you can spend more time thinking what to write and less time transforming your thoughts into well-written text.

You will be able to keep the suggestions window inside the Microsoft Word window or move it outside, as a separate window (e.g., on another display).  Also, you will be able to turn LP Writer on/off as needed.

By highlighting a portion of text in the working document, you will be able to search for suggestions that contain similar text, which will be displayed in the suggestions window.

  • Authors will be able to access and use research materials, view sample sentences, and get help with pesky writer’s block.
  • Lawyers will be able to quickly access and use text from previously drafted contracts, memos, briefs, pleadings, discovery requests, and many other documents, thereby avoiding duplicative work, reducing mistakes, and producing high quality work product. In addition, LP Writer will be able to find and display text from produced documents, statutes, regulations, cases, and many other references.
  • Journalists will be able to efficiently access, review, and use research materials and previously written articles and portions of the articles. 
  • Technical writers will be able to effortlessly access, review, and use text from previously written technical documents to avoid duplication and to produce high quality technical manuals and specifications.
  • Students will be able to view examples of word use, word choice, and sentence structure, which can be ranked by readability.  Students will also be able to access famous quotes, idioms, and metaphors, which will improve their writing and give them an upper hand in writing assignments.
  • INCREASE YOUR EFFICIENCY — Find existing text from previously written documents in real time, as you type in Microsoft Word, and then optionally drill down to view and use portions of the source document.
  • IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF YOUR WRITTEN WORK PRODUCT — LP Writer’s readability ranking will help you find quality text, which you may be able to use without edits or may further refine.
  • REDUCE DISTRACTIONS AND HELP YOU FOCUS ON YOUR WRITING — LP Writer will eliminate frustrating jumping in-and-out of Microsoft Word when searching for useful text in other documents.
  • EFFORTLESSLY FIND AND USE TEXT FROM REFERENCE DOCUMENTS — Your articles, research, or other reference documents can be stored in a custom database (Lexbase) and can be effortlessly accessed as you type in Microsoft Word.
  • REIGNITE YOUR CREATIVITY — Whether you have writer’s block or want to view examples of word use, LP Writer will provide suggested sentences as you type.

Your word processor can be more than just a fancy typewriter!

The first release of LP Writer will be developed for Microsoft Windows and will be compatible with Windows XP, 7, and 8.

Depending on the LP Writer version, Lexbase will have preloaded sample documents.  For example, the Academic, Hobby, and Professional versions will be preloaded with famous quotes and sayings, idioms, and public domain works.  The Attorney version will be preloaded with legal documents of your choice – statutes, administrative documents, or publicly available agreements.  Preloaded documents will not be counted towards Lexbase size.

IMPORTANT: Unlike other writing and professional software, ALL versions of LP Writer as well as the Smart Search add-on offered here will have a LIFETIME LICENSE.

LP Writer will automatically parse existing Microsoft Word documents and will analyze, break down, and store text from these documents in a custom database (Lexbase).  Parsing will not affect the documents. 

Lexbase will include various analytical tools to rank sentences based on readability and to improve relevance of suggested sentences.  In addition, Lexbase will be installed on your computer, and will not require any additional equipment, such as a server.

Our prototype software LP Scribbler (see video below) demonstrates the feasibility of this project, and that we can build LP Writer.  LP Scribbler includes a simple word processor with a working window and a suggestions window that displays suggested sentences from existing documents.  Also, LP Scribbler has a custom database that tests some of the key concepts that will be implemented in LP Writer.  And LP Scribbler has natural language processing algorithms as well as algorithms for synonym recognition and word-stemming.  LP Scribbler validates the feasibility of major features that will be implemented in LP Writer.

We tested the prototype software by populating the database with 5,700 sample single space documents (approximately 100,000 single space pages).  You can see how promptly and effortlessly LP Scribbler displays suggested sentences and sentence fragments.  Typical response time (i.e., the delay between typing the last letter of the leading word and seeing suggestions) is 0.01 to 0.5 seconds.  In addition, parsing the documents and populating the database took less than 10 minutes.

With LP Scribbler behind our belt, we are confident that we will make LP Writer!

We have a vision that our technology will help writers by reducing (and hopefully eliminating) annoying and unproductive tasks.  All writers will benefit from our technology that will make writing easier, more efficient, and help produce high quality work product.

Our core team includes:

Lev Rosenblum - An engineer and attorney with business experience managing an international manufacturing business and an online business.

Gianni Taraschi - A computational physicist and material scientist/engineer with experience managing various departments at start-ups.

Matt Diehl - A computer engineer with experience in software development and hardware architecture.

Risks and challenges

LP Writer will not be able to read your mind, however, based on the text entered in the working window, LP Writer will seek to provide the most useful suggested sentences from Lexbase.

We are confident that LP Writer will provide suggested sentences essentially instantaneously for almost every user. However, to maintain the operating speed demonstrated by LP Scribbler, there are practical limits to the number of documents that can be stored in Lexbase.

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    ETERNAL GRATITUDE: Your name will be included in our List of Supporters who helped us make LP Writer. In recognition of the support we received from the Kickstarter community, the List of Supporters will be distributed with every version of LP Writer.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL — ACADEMIC VERSION: LP Writer as a Microsoft Word Add-on. Ability to add documents to Lexbase, up to about 10,000 pages. And your Lexbase will come preloaded with famous quotes and sayings, idioms, and public domain works.

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    ACADEMIC VERSION: LP Writer as a Microsoft Word Add-on. Ability to add documents to Lexbase, up to about 10,000 pages. And your Lexbase will come preloaded with famous quotes and sayings, idioms, and public domain works.

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    SMART SEARCH VERSION: A Microsoft Word Add-on that performs a smart search of the text in the working document. You'll be able to search for non-sequential words, stemmed words, and synonyms.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL — HOBBY VERSION: LP Writer as a Microsoft Word Add-on. Ability to add documents to Lexbase, up to about 20,000 pages. And your Lexbase will come preloaded with famous quotes and sayings, idioms, and public domain works.

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    HOBBY VERSION: LP Writer as a Microsoft Word Add-on. Ability to add documents to Lexbase, up to about 20,000 pages. And your Lexbase will come preloaded with famous quotes and sayings, idioms, and public domain works.

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    PROFESSIONAL VERSION: LP Writer as a Microsoft Word Add-on. Ability to add documents to Lexbase, up to about 50,000 pages. A 2 GB FLASH DRIVE with Lexbase preloaded with famous quotes and sayings, idioms, and public domain works.

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    ATTORNEY VERSION: LP Writer as a Microsoft Word Add-on. Ability to add documents to Lexbase, up to 100,000 pages. A 2 GB FLASH DRIVE with Lexbase preloaded with legal documents of your choice – statutes, administrative documents, or publicly available agreements.

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    PREMIUM VERSION: LP Writer as a Microsoft Word Add-on. Ability to add documents to Lexbase, up to about 300,000 pages. A 4 GB FLASH DRIVE with Lexbase preloaded with documents of your choice (attorney or professional version preloaded documents). FREE UPDATES FOR 5 YEARS!

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    PREMIUM CORPORATE VERSION: LP Writer as a Microsoft Word Add-on. Ability to add UNLIMITED NUMBER OF DOCUMENTS to Lexbase – NO LIMIT ON DATABASE SIZE. A FIRM-WIDE OR CORPORATE license for up to 50 users. A 1 TB Backup Drive with Lexbase preloaded with documents of your choice (attorney or professional version preloaded documents). FREE UPDATES FOR 5 YEARS!

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    ENTERPRISE VERSION: LP Writer as a Microsoft Word Add-on. Ability to add UNLIMITED NUMBER OF DOCUMENTS to Lexbase – NO LIMIT ON DATABASE SIZE. A FIRM-WIDE OR CORPORATE license for up to 500 users. A 4 TB Backup Drive with Lexbase preloaded with documents of your choice (attorney or professional version preloaded documents). FREE UPDATES FOR 5 YEARS!

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