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15.03.2004

Professional translation with the @promt 2004 Family

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Alexander Andreev
Tel: +7 (812) 327-4425
Email: Alexander.Andreev@promt.ru

St. Petersburg, March 15, 2004. PROMT, the leading provider of machine translation technologies, announced today the release of new @promt 2004 translation software family consisting of a varied range of sophisticated software products and solutions to meet the different needs of its users at this year's CeBIT (March 18-24) in Hall 6/Booth G39.

The PROMT XT (eXcellent Translation) machine translation process, on which all of the products being presented are based, has been continuously developed by engineers and linguists with over 20 years of experience. This process produces highly accurate results, a fact confirmed over and over again in tests conducted by trade magazines. Custom settings and additional specialized dictionaries both contribute to enhancing the faithfulness of translations of specialized texts. The new @promt 2004 Family consists of four products: @promt 2004 Standard, @promt 2004 Office, @promt 2004 Professional and @promt 2004 Expert, all of which can be purchased not only in German and English but in numerous other language combinations (14 in total) as well.

@promt 2004 Standard is the most affordable product in the new family. It was designed with the standard applications in small and medium-size companies in mind. The software reliably translates all types of texts including business and technical documents in PDF format and in e-mails.

@promt 2004 Office is a powerful office translation program for day-to-day translation of all types of documents including letters, newspaper articles, brochures and technical documentation. It can handle translation of PDFs, e-mails and web pages. The software offers numerous options to let customers adapt it to their needs.

@promt 2004 Professional offers enhanced custom options and integrated learning ability and can be directly integrated into the Microsoft Office System 2003 programs, such as Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel as well as FrontPage application. Extensive specialized dictionaries allow for professional translations of documents from the fields of economics, law and IT. @promt 2004 Professional also translates e-mails, PDFs, web sites and XML documents.

@promt 2004 Expert is a highly-qualified translation software for the continuously growing needs of professional translators and localizers. In addition to all the features of @promt 2004 Professional, this high-end program has enhanced professional functions including additional dictionaries and terminology mining and can be integrated into TRADOSR translation software. This highly professional system is aimed at companies that need automated translation processes and a high throughput.

@promt translation programs have already received countless awards in trade magazines and have achieved outstanding test results, for example, in the c't magazine ("Best Product Tested"), in Chip ("The ideal program"), PC Welt or Localisation Focus ("Easy to use, with plenty of useful features"). All programs work with standard Windows XP operating systems (Professional and Home Edition) and in Windows ME/2000/98 and NT Workstation 4.0.

Recommended retail prices are:

@promt 2004 Standard EUR 99
@promt 2004 Office EUR 99
@promt 2004 Professional EUR 295
@promt 2004 Expert EUR 595

The @promt 2004 family products are available for purchasing online at PROMT Shop. For online purchases we offer 15% discount from March 15 to 31.

Features Description @promt 2004 Office @promt 2004 Professional @promt 2004 Expert
Translation Functions
MS Office plugins New feature! All translation functions are integrated into applications of Microsoft Office 2000, XP and Microsoft Office System 2003. An additional translation toolbar along with commands in right-click menu are appeared in WordR, ExcelR, PowerPointR, FrontPageR and OutlookR applications. - + +
Document Format Support TXT, RTF, DOC Documents Translation + + +
PDF translation Direct integration of translation functions into Acrobat Reader 5/6 empowers you to translate various PDF documents just in seconds. + + +
Web site translation @promt integrates translation capabilities into Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.x and higher verisons. Web sites are translated completely with layout saving. + + +
XML translation
New feature! You may translate XML files in Microsoft Word 2003. PROMT translates the text content and leave tags intact
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Translation Customization and Adjustment
Powerful linguistic editor
Comfortable linguistic editor PROMT makes possible to control the translation process and apply various adjustment options: user dictionaries, unknown words preserving, attaching specialised dictionaries and associated memory databases. The customization made you may then save for future using.
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Source and target text synchronization
The source and target texts are synchornized which helps to control translation process.
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Format saving at word level
Each word formatting is saved in translated text. It makes possible to use routine procedures for editing purporses.
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Saving adjustment options
The customization options can be saved in a topic template and use later for translation in PROMT, WordR or for Web translation.
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User dictionaries (creating and editing)
You may create and edit a number of custom user dictionaries. Then these dictionaries help to receive more accurate translation of complex subject texts.
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Associated Memory (AM) The mechanism of associated memory works like the simple translation memory database. You are able to save the original and translated texts by segments or sentences for future using - + +
AM Databases Filled New feature! @promt is delivered with two English-German and German-English associated memory: Business and Idioms. Each database is filled up to 10,000 segments. - + +
Specialised Dictionaries New Feature! Specialised texts should be translated with specialised texts. The number of specialised dictonaries is provided with @promt translation software: Business, Law, Computer, Medicine and Idioms. +* +* +**
Translation Customization and Adjustment
Batch file translation
No frustrating job for translating each file separately. Load the file list and click one button. The translation will be made in background.
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Terminology
Extraction

Terminology extraction is an important preliminary operation before creating specialised dictionaries. PROMT Terminology Manager makes this procedure fast and effective.
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Integration with TRADOS
Special interface program PROMT for TRADOS connects PROMT translation software and TRADOS TM resulting in automated translation technology.
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*Business, Law and Computer.
**Business, Law, Computer and Medicine.

 


About PROMT

PROMT, founded in 1991, is the world's leader in the natural language processing technologies. The company provides award-winning automatic translation software and services for 7 European languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Russian, 19 translation directions in total.
PROMT offers translation solutions for the Internet, corporate Intranets, PCs, handheld devices and WAP under trade mark @promtTM .
PROMT's translation solutions are successfully applied at NASA, NEC, Lucent Technologies, Lycos and other companies. PROMT development platform enables system integrators to integrate the translation capabilities into the existed enterprise content management systems, document management systems, knowledge management, ERP, CRM and Databases.


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