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Accent's Debuts LanguageWare Translation Software

Accent Software International Monday released its language software that translates English, French, Italian, German and Spanish, and is available via their site, LanguageWare.net.

Translation is provided by Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products N.V.'s machine translation engine. Users can upload files to the LanguageWare Transaction server, which analyzes requests and sends back a price quote through e-mail. When a price quote is accepted the Transaction Server automatically sends files to a translator and then returns translations back through e-mail in either the original document with the new language or a PDF file based on the original document with the new language translation.

Currently the company is offering the translation of English to and from French, Italian, German and Spanish for free. Future enhancements including additional language pairs and longer documents will incur subscription fees.

"Free machine translation will drive more business people to our Web site and generate more interest in our automated, Internet-based translation service that represents faster and more efficient methods of language translation," said Todd Oseth, Accent's president and CEO.

"For rapid understanding of an e-mail or a paragraph in a document, a customer can use LanguageWare's machine translation. For publishing-quality translation LanguageWare's rapid, high-quality translation is ideal and both are accessible over the Internet," Oseth said.

"LanguageWare.net offers users a direct translation portal through the Internet enabling access from any location and from Macintosh, Unix, or PC operating systems. This portal expands our overall market opportunity and gives customers immediate access to all our translation services," says Accent's vice president of marketing, Bob Antoniazzi.

Accent's partners include Macmillan Digital Publishing, Macromedia and Alpnet.