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Press Release

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 today’s 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 L’Arbre 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.

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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