Mont Vernon, NH May 5, 1994
Circle Noetic Services Provides Foriegn Language Stemming Technology to Personal Library Software.
Circle Noetic Services (CNS) announced today that Personal Library Software
will incorporate WordFan French and Spanish stemming technology into its full-text retrieval products. WordFan
provides word stemming, which accurately returns either the stem or a host of possible conjugations, declensions or variants of a particular word. Stemming is an important part of natural language querying and relevance ranking,
features for which PLS is well known.
PLS is strongly committed to the international marketplace, and native language support is critical to
internationalizing our products, Bruce Mount, Personal Library Softwares Director of
Product Development, said. We are pleased with CNS technology and its ability to support PLS
in delivering this functionality.
Personal Librarian version 4.0, which began shipping this month, will be released later this month in French,
Spanish, Italian and German versions.
About Circle Noetics
Circle Noetics, based in Mont Vernon, NH, specializes in multilingual product support. In addition to the WordFan
technology, CNS offers the Dashes hyphenation technology in 29 languages, and the PassWord spelling checker
technology in 11 languages. With custom development, CNS will provide additional language support for these and other products.
About Personal Library Software
Personal Library Software is the leading supplier of text retrieval and document management software combining intelligent
retrieval techniques with the flexibility of graphical user interfaces. The PLS family of products is used today in online
services, CD-ROM and multi-media publishing, as well as in workgroup and enterprise applications. For more information
on Personal Library Softwares products and services, contact its headquarters at 2400 Research Boulevard, Suite 350,
Rockville, MD 20850, (301) 990-1155, firstname.lastname@example.org.