Introduction to importing clauses

ClauseBase provides facilities for the semi-automatic upload and dissection of existing text documents. While this facility will not "automagically" insert complex legal logic, it does allow you to skip tedious copy-paste operations. User interface overview You start the upload process by cli...

Uploading clauses

Uploading clauses After you have created a new upload environment by clicking the  icon at the right, the only action you can take is to effectively upload an existing text document. You do so by clicking on the upload button (upper left corner of the document editor) and navigati...

Defined terms in Import mode

Defined terms If you want to make of ClauseBase's grammatical features, it is important to correctly identify defined terms in the uploaded document. Each instance of a defined term will eventually be converted into a Concept, represented with a #hashtag in the ClauseBase grammar of a claus...

Datafields in Import mode

Datafields ClauseBase allows you to immediately apply (new or existing) datafields during the import process. Editing available datafields You can inspect the available datafields through the  editor. Each Concept that is loaded into the current upload environment, will be show...

Cross-references in Import mode

Explains how to add cross-references in the import mode.

Assigning folders

In any document with more than a few clauses, you will probably want to store clauses into different folders. To specify in which (sub)folder certain clauses must be stored, you use the  editor. The  editor lets you create an unlimited number of folders and sub-folders, a...

Conversion process

After preparing the structure of clauses, terms, datafields and subfolders, your text can be converted into ClauseBase grammar. This article provides an overview of how to do so.

Exporting

Once you have successfully converted all the clauses you are interested in, you can export the clauses, i.e. save them to the database, so you can use them later on. To do so, you have to go to the  editor, and navigate to a folder where you have permission to create new files. ...

Stashing intermediate results

Depending on the amount of "cleanup" you perform, importing a long document may take quite some time. To avoid that you would lose your work due to unexpected events (electricity or network failure, computer or browser crashes, etc.), you can temporarily save your work using the stashing functi...

Tips, tricks & limitations

MS Word documents with sub-documents (e.g., annexes / schedules) should be manually split in MS Word before uploading. You can then upload each subdocument sequentially.Tables and images are not imported by the current version of ClauseBase. If you want to import the text of a table, it i...