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Provides a datatype for legal issue spotting using the Spot API.

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This package provides a datatype for mapping descriptions of legal problems to NSMIv2 categories. It uses the [Spot API] developed by the The Legal Innovation & Technology Lab at Suffolk Law School.

This package requires docassemble version 0.5.86 or later.

To use package, first obtain an API key for the [Spot API].

Then put that API key into your Configuration:

spot api key: abbaabba1234abbaabba1234abbaabba1234abbaabba1234abbaabba

Then you can use spot as a datatype. For example:

question: |
  What is your legal issue?
  - no label: legal_issue
    input type: area
    datatype: spot
mandatory: True
question: |
  % if legal_issue.result == 'Housing':
  We can help you with that housing issue.
  % else:
  Sorry, we don't help with that.
  % endif

In this example, the variable legal_issue will become an object of type SpotResult. This is a subclass of DAObject. The user's original text is available at legal_issue.source. The result is available at legal_issue.result. When reduced to text, a SpotResult object returns legal_issue.result. If the legal issue cannot not be determined, legal_issue will be None and an error message will be written to the logs. The NSMIv2 code is available under

Only the first result is used for the .result and .id attributes. If you want to inspect into the actual result returned by the API, you can find it under legal_issue._full_result.

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