Mont Vernon, NH October 7, 1999
Circle Noetic Services Teams up with Kanda Software to develop Internet versions
of Houghton Mifflins most popular reference works.
Circle Noetic Services, a leading developer of natural language processing software, and Kanda Software,
an advanced developer and integrator of Internet and Intranet applications, announced the creation of new Internet
and Intranet products based on Houghton Mifflins (NYSE: HTN) most popular reference works for the American
Heritage® Dictionary, and Wall Street Words. Kanda utilized Circle Noetics PassWord spell checking
technologies that suggest spelling corrections based on visual or phonetic derivations of the misspelled word to
enhance the usability of these reference works.
These applications will allow Houghton Mifflin customers to build custom Intranet reference libraries with access
to the American Heritage® Dictionary, and Wall Street Words. Our vision is to augment
the dictionary with other seamlessly integrated reference materials for vertical markets and intelligent
information access, commented David Jost, Vice President of Electronic Reference Products, Trade
and Reference Division, at Houghton Mifflin.
Kanda will build separate Internet titles, as well as an integrated product. American Heritage® Dictionary and
Wall Street Words are currently available. They will all work on NT and Unix workstations under IIS, NS, and Apache Web servers.
Under the agreement with Houghton Mifflin, both Kanda Software and Circle Noetic retain the rights to license
American Heritage dictionary word list in conjunction with PassWord spell checker.
This is an excellent opportunity for Kanda and Circle Noetic, said Alex Karpovsky,
President of Kanda Software. We believe there will be a significant need for trusted and respected
add-ins such as these.
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. For more information on Circle Noetic Services
products and services, visit www.circlenoetics.com.
About Kanda Software
Kanda Software provides custom application development and integration services for the web. They build
advanced Industry, Corporate and Department portals for corporations looking to enhance worker productivity
and access to information. Kanda integrates the latest technology with existing enterprise information
infrastructures, providing new ways to distribute and access information. For more information,
About Houghton Mifflin
Houghton Mifflin is a leading publisher of textbooks, instructional technology, assessments, and other
educational materials for elementary and secondary schools and colleges. The Company also publishes an
extensive line of reference works, fiction and non-fiction for adults and young readers, and multimedia
entertainment products. The Companys Internet site can be found at www.hmco.com.