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Press Release

Mont Vernon, NH — October 14, 1997

Circle Noetic Services, Inc. releases PassWord 3.2 and Dashes 6.2.

Circle Noetic Services, Inc. announces the latest releases of PassWord™ spell checking version 3.2 and Dashes™ hyphenation version 6.2.

Product features

The new features added to PassWord in version 3.2 are support for the new German and Dutch orthography and a significant increase in the sizes of our German and Dutch spelling dictionaries. The word count for German dictionary rose from 405,000 to 442,500 words. The word count for the Dutch dictionary nearly tripled from 110,000 to 317,600 words.

PassWord is now available with 15 language dictionaries: Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Dutch (new orthography), English (US), English (UK), French, German, German (new orthography), Italian, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Swiss-German.

PassWord handles compound words in Germanic languages (German, Norwegian, Dutch, Swedish and Danish) by breaking them down into their components. The system is “productive” and allows for an unlimited number of compounds.

PassWord includes a spelling correction routine that suggests spelling corrections based on visual or phonetic derivations of the misspelled word. Corrections are ranked according to their likelihood of similarity to the misspelled word.

The new features of Dashes 6.2 are support for the new German orthography and related hyphenation rule changes as well as support for Albanian, Latvian and Lithuanian bringing the total number of languages supported by Dashes to 32. The recent changes in the Dutch orthography do not affect hyphenation rules.

Dashes is based on a powerful hyphenation algorithm that is fast and very accurate. Dashes returns over 98% of all possible hyphen points and is well over 99% accurate in all available languages. Dashes is accurate in hyphenating compound words in Germanic languages (German, Icelandic, Norwegian, Dutch, Swedish and Danish), and in other compounding languages such as Finnish and Hungarian.

Dashes is available in 32 languages: Albanian, Belorussian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German (old & new orthography), Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian (Bokmel & Nynorsk), Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Swiss-German, Turkish, Ukrainian. Estonian and Maltese are under development.

System requirements

Both products have been ported to a variety of platforms including Windows, Windows NT, DOS, OS/2, Macintosh, UNIX and VMS.

Pricing and availability

Dashes and PassWord are available for OEM licensing. For more information, contact Circle Noetic Services, Inc.


About Circle Noetic Services, Inc.

Founded in late 1984 by a group of MIT linguists and computer scientists, Circle Noetic Services, Inc. is a leading developer of natural language processing software.

Products

PassWord™ is available with 15 language dictionaries: Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Dutch (new orthography), English (US), English (UK), French, German, German (new orthography), Italian, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Swiss-German. PassWord includes a spelling correction routine that suggests spelling corrections based on visual or phonetic derivations of the misspelled word.

Dashes™ is based on a powerful hyphenation algorithm that is fast and very accurate. Dashes returns over 98.5% of all possible hyphen points and is well over 99% accurate in all available languages. Dashes is accurate in hyphenating compound words in Germanic languages (German, Icelandic, Norwegian, Dutch, Swedish and Danish), and in other compounding languages such as Finnish and Hungarian.

Dashes is available in 32 languages: Albanian, Belorussian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German (old & new orthography), Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian (Bokmel & Nynorsk), Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Swiss-German, Turkish and Ukrainian.

How to get in touch

For more information, contact:

Circle Noetic Services, Inc.
5 Pine Knoll Drive
Mont Vernon, NH 03057

(603) 283-6462 /voice/

(603) 672-8025 /fax/

e-mail: Admin@CircleNoetics.com
web: www.CircleNoetics.com

Pricing & Licensing

For pricing and licensing information

Call CNS at (603) 283-6462

or E-mail Admin@CircleNoetics.com


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