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Press Release

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.


Bitstream’s 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.

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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