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Copernic Summarizer Taming the InfoGlut

[Quebec, CANADA] Copernic.com has launched Copernic Summarizer - a software utility that summarizes texts or Web pages and manages information. It generates summary reports pinpointing the main ideas found in the source.

The reports comprise a set of keywords as well as the summary of key content. The length of the summaries and number of keywords provided are user-controlled.

Integrating its functions into three major existing applications -- Microsofts Internet Explorer, Word and Outlook -- it can handle texts from office and Internet applications, as well as the clipboard. The summaries can be printed, copied, e-mailed or exported to other applications.

"With more than two billion Web pages on the Internet and 10 billion e-mails sent each day, Internet users are literally swamped with information," said Martin Bouchard, president and chief executive officer of Copernic.com.

"Our new tool will make it easier for them to access documents by improving their ability to review document contents, understand and select from all the information available on the Web and from company networks."

The intended purpose of Copernic Summarizer is to let users save hours sorting through information and let them concentrate on actually reviewing more of it instead.

The utility operates under Windows and can process documents in English, French, German, and Spanish. The company said that further languages would be added in subsequent versions.

The product is available immediately from the company Web site. Its regular price is US $79.95 (US $69.95 before December 25).

Copernic.com develops innovative search solutions based on intelligent agent technology. Its flagship product is the Copernic 2000 Internet search software, which has received awards and positive reviews from publications such as PC Magazine, USA Today, Forbes.com, and The Sunday Times (UK).

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