Mont Vernon, NH November 17, 1998
AO Phoenix publishing system to use Circle Noetic Services, Inc. Dashes hyphenation and
PassWord spell checking technologies.
Circle Noetic Services, Inc. and AO International Sprl. entered into a licensing agreement for Dashes
hyphenation and PassWord spell checking technologies. Dashes and PassWord will be used in the AO Phoenix
editorial and advertising newspapers and magazine publishing system.
About AO International
Founded in 1993, AO International became a supplier to the publishing market in June 1996 following
an agreement with Scitex for the CataLogic client-server based publishing system and the P.INK Press
editorial and advertising system for newspapers and magazine publishers. The company aims to bring a fresh approach
to todays publishing market in Europe. Its principal areas of operation will revolve around newspaper and magazines
publishing as well as catalogue and advertising campaign management (for advertising agencies, repro
bureaux and catalogues publishers.) AO International is located at Rue de LArbre Bènit 16, 1050 Bruxelles,
Belgium, +32 2 511 17 31 (voice), +32 2 511 18 41 (fax).
AO Phoenix publishing system is a fully integrated database publishing tool set for the planning,
production, and archiving of magazines and newspapers. It is based on a relational SQL database structure specifically
designed for the newspaper and magazine market. Many of the specific modules and the database structure itself are
based on the publishing product formerly known as P.INK Press. Surrounding AO Phoenix publishing system database,
there is a set of publishing tools that interact with the database; these include planning, editorial input, page
layout, wire service connections, system administration and control, and data archiving.
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.
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 (Bokmål & Nynorsk), Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili,
Swedish, Swiss-German, Turkish and Ukrainian.