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12.11.2009 ABBYY Releases Efficient Software Solution to Reduce Translation Management Costs

New Professional Linguistic Tool Quickly and Accurately Aligns Parallel Texts in Popular Languages and Creates Translation Memory Databases

Moscow, Russia (November 12, 2009) ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic software, today announced the availability of ABBYY Aligner, its new professional tool for aligning parallel texts in various languages and creating Translation Memory (TM) databases. Based on ABBYY’s foremost linguistic technologies and special dictionary databases, the program accurately finds matching segments in the source and translated texts by checking their semantic proximity and allows saving the results in the TM database for further use in Computer Assisted Translation (CAT) tools. It helps to reduce costs yet increase the quality of translation services. This makes ABBYY Aligner a reliable and indispensable assistant for translators, language service providers, corporate users and specialists involved in translation management.

“As a technology company specializing in linguistic software, ABBYY is focused on streamlining and improving the quality of translation processes,” explained Alexander Rylov, Director of Linguistic Products Department at ABBYY. “With 20 years of experience in developing linguistic technologies, we can now offer a truly professional and intelligent solution which will be highly appreciated by those who provide or use linguistic services.”

“More and more of our customers prefer to use their previously translated materials by creating TM databases. This considerably saves time and effort when making new translations and results in cutting costs and completion terms of the requested task,” noted ABBYY Language Services CEO Ivan Smolnikov. “ABBYY Aligner enables quick and easy creation of quality TM databases making translators’ work more productive and efficient.”

ABBYY Aligner delivers a range of useful and powerful features to ensure quick and efficient work with parallel texts including easy-to-use editing tools and the batch processing mode for large amounts of documents (up to 10 MB each). ABBYY Aligner contains a fully embedded database of rules for splitting text into sentences that can be extended with the user’s own list of abbreviations. After aligning parallel texts, the program highlights possible errors — such as text segments with low match probability and rows with empty cells and spelling mistakes — enabling quick checking of the results. Its editing capabilities also include splitting, merging and moving text segments, as well as manual segment matching.

The application aligns texts in 10 popular European languages (English, German, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and Ukrainian) with support for 90 translation directions. The resulting texts can be saved either in RTF or TMX format which are international standards supported by virtually any CAT tools. ABBYY Aligner opens files in TXT, RTF, PDF, HTML and documents created in popular Microsoft® Office applications (DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, PPS, PPSX, XLS and XLSX). It also supports pasting text from the Clipboard.

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