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26.04.2005

PROMT announced the start of @promt Expert 7.0 sales

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St. Petersburg, April 26, 2005 - PROMT, the technological leader in machine translation industry, announced today the start of sales of @promt Expert 7.0, the most sophisticated version of award-winning machine translation software. @promt Expert 7.0 was presented for the first time at the largest IT & computer exhibition of the year, CeBIT 2005 (March 10-16, Hannover, Germany).

@promt Expert 7.0 is a highly qualified translation suite that meets all the demands of translators and localizers who urge to automate their translation processes efficiently. The software includes all the features of @promt Professional system plus a wide range of special professional tools.

The most important features of @promt Expert 7.0 are as follows:

Automated Dictionary Construction Technology*.
This is a completely new feature in @promt Expert 7.0. The user dictionaries are the one of the most powerful ways to customize translation software to the customer subject-specific texts and provide the higher translation quality. In previous versions the @promt 7.0's users had to create these dictionaries manually, adding each word and its translation into the dictionary separately. Now the Automated Dictionary Construction technology completely automates the process of creating user dictionaries!

The user creates a glossary, the word and its translation, looking like as follows:

# Test English-German glossary
babble - babbeln
baby bond - Kleinschuldverschreibung
back - decken; unterstutzen

Then the @promt Expert 7.0 automatically adds original words and their translations from the glossary into an existing user dictionary or builds a completely new one. The grammatical information, such as the part of speech, and etc. is determined automatically using all information accumulated in the dictionaries of all language pairs.

So the Automated Dictionary Construction technology enables a user to import glossaries, or text files that are constructed in accordance with certain rules, into @promt Expert 7.0 (or any other product of @promt Family 7.0) user dictionaries. It enables a user to quickly construct his/her own dictionaries in the Dictionary Editor application and saves a lot of time.

*The technology is available now for language pairs English <-> German, English <-> French, English <-> Spanish and French <-> Spanish only.

TRADOS® Integration
The integration between Machine Translation and Translation Memory systems as practice shows makes a user capable to work with higher translation productivity because the routine operations of manual translation and text post-editing are almost excluded. The special program PROMT for TRADOS® (P4T) makes it possible to transfer text segments that were not found in the Translation Memory database of TRADOS® software to @promt Expert 7.0 software for translation and then return the machine-translated fragments back into Translation Memory database.

The integrated technology PROMT+TRADOS has obtained high recognition from a great number of professional translators and localisation managers who saved a lot time and resources.

Terminology mining
@promt Expert 7.0 includes special application for automatic terminology extraction - PROMT Terminology Manager. The program extracts the terminology and builds the lists of words being counted as terminology candidates. Integration with machine translation and TM TRADOS® allows searching for translation equivalents in both translation memory databases and specialized and /or user dictionaries, obtaining the automated translation of selected terminology candidates and transferring terminological candidates into user dictionaries for using in @promt translation software. As a result using the terminology manager enables the user to speed up the customization process substantially.

Specialized dictionaries building tool
Another highly important tool is the SDC Maker application – a special tool to create the specialized dictionaries out of the user dictionaries. Such specialized dictionaries may be later attached to any PROMT translation system including the corporate solution such as PROMT IntraNet Translation Server or @promt NET Professional.
This tool is usually demanded by a corporate customer, having more than just one @promt product installed in a corporate network.

The new @promt Expert 7.0 can be purchased for translation in numerous language combinations.
The translation directions available are as follows:

• English <-> Spanish
• English <-> German
• English <-> Portuguese (Brazilian Portuguese is also available)
• French <-> Spanish
• Russian <-> English
• Russian <-> French
• Russian <-> German
• Russian <-> Spanish.

The new @promt Expert 7.0 is the superior product of @promt 7.0 Family. See the @promt 7.0 Comparison Table to choose @promt product that is right for you. The new translation software provides a number of new features and translation capabilities. Read more what new is appeared in @promt 7.0.

The new @promt Expert 7.0 works under Windows® XP operating systems (Professional and Home Edition) and in Windows® ME/2000/98 and NT Workstation 4.0 with service pack 6 systems as well. Also, the Russian language support for language pairs including Russian should be installed.

The minimum computer configuration to use @promt 7.0 should be as follows:

  • Pentium 166 or faster processor;
  • 64 Mb RAM;
  • 340 Mb disk space available.

The recommended retail price for the @promt Expert 7.0 (one language pair) is $595.

The @promt Expert 7.0 is available for purchasing online at PROMT Shop and also from PROMT's dealers and distributors.


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 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.

Web: www.e-promt.com, www.promt.de
Internet store: shop.e-promt.com
Free Online Demo: Online-Translator.com.


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