Mont Vernon, NH January 30, 1999
Bitstream PageFlex on-demand publishing system to use Circle Noetic Services, Inc.
Dashes hyphenation and PassWord spell checking technologies.
Circle Noetic Services, Inc. and Bitstream Inc. entered into a licensing agreement for
Dashes hyphenation and PassWord spell checking technologies. Dashes and PassWord
will be used in the PageFlex on-demand publishing system.
About Bitstream Inc.
Bitstream Inc., headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, develops, markets, and supports
software technologies and applications for the graphics communications industry. Bitstream
licenses text imaging and page layout technologies, such as TrueDoc, NuDoc, and Bitstream JET,
to hundreds of industry-leading, independent software vendors and hardware manufacturers.
Bitstream is also the developer of PageFlex, an XML-based application for the dynamic publishing
of customized documents. Complementing these products, Bitstream markets a multi-lingual library
of over 1,400 typefaces and offers customization services.
Bitstreams PageFlex is an on-demand publishing system enabling the design and fully
automatic production of customized print documents that are targeted at a narrow market segment
or an individual reader. PageFlex can create a variety of customized documents with highly designed
layouts such as brochures, sophisticated color reports, and direct mail pieces. PageFlex
uses customer profile information about a particular reader or consumer to control the selection of
digital content such as logos, imagery, illustrations and text for a document. PageFlex
then uses intelligent, flexible templates to automatically assemble this personalized content into
final documents for printed output.
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.