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Press Release

Mont Vernon, NH — October 21, 1997

Quark XPress 4.0 to use Circle Noetic Services, Inc. Dashes™ hyphenation and PassWord™ spell checking technologies.

Circle Noetic Services, Inc. and Quark, Inc. have expanded their licensing agreement in November of last year. As a result Quark is readying an upgrade of its XPress™ and Passport™ best selling publishing software that will integrate Dashes™ hyphenation and PassWord™ spell checking with its H&J and text editing modules. With the new agreement Quark received a license to all languages available in November 1997. Quark will include CNS’s technology with every copy of XPress or Passport.

Product features

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, Ukrainian. Estonian and Maltese are under development.

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.

Additional products by Circle Noetic Services

Dashes DA™ — Dashes DA is a hyphenation desk accessory based on the Dashes algorithm. It is the only multilingual hyphenation desk accessory for the Mac. Dashes DA supports RTF, Quark Tag, StyleEdit and plain text formats. Dashes DA can be used together with Microsoft Word, PageMaker, and Quark XPress, and other applications that support discretionary hyphens. A user exception dictionary can be created to handle proper nouns and other unusual words if broken improperly by the algorithm.

Word lists — dictionaries supplied with the PassWord spelling checker are available in a number of formats including conjugational morphology and morphological breakdown.

WordFan™ — stemming/conjugational morphology engine is available in English, French, German and Spanish (algorithmic only). Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish (dictionary based) and Swedish are under development.

InOtherWords™ — an extensive semantic network of American English. About 40,000 pages of linguistic information have been compiled and entered into the database. Up to 300 categories of information have been filled in for over 100,000 words of the English language, each of which is divided into an average of 3-4 senses. The complete set of relations and structures is a network of millions of concepts and specifications.

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/


Pricing & Licensing

For pricing and licensing information

Call CNS at (603) 283-6462

or E-mail

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