ABBYY Expands Lingvo for iOS with New Monolingual English Dictionaries

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[] Moscow, Russia - ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, document capture, and linguistic technologies and services, today announced that it has expanded the range of dictionaries available for purchase and use in ABBYY Lingvo Dictionaries for iOS with premium quality content from HarperCollins, one of the world's largest English-language publishers. New mobile content includes Collins Cobuild Advanced Learner's English Dictionary - New Digital Edition, and Collins English Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged, 8th Edition.

As the complete reference tool for learners of English, Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary offers detailed coverage of today's language. Written in simple, natural English, this dictionary is exceptionally easy to use and understand. The examples, which have all been taken from the Bank of English(R), part of the prestigious Collins Word Web, are invaluable in providing context for words and phrases. Users will also have quick and easy access to grammatical information and additional information on synonyms, pragmatics and frequency.

Collins English Dictionary is a rich source of words for everyone who loves language. Not only is the dictionary comprehensive and authoritative, but it also offers outstanding coverage of world, regional and dialect English,
including a much wider range of words than ever before. The extensive coverage of geographical, scientific, and technical entries has been updated by Collins' team of leading academic experts. Fully-revised language notes give advice on using the right word in the right place, and thousands of word histories trace the roots of modern English.

ABBYY Lingvo Dictionaries for iOS is a comprehensive dictionary and translation application for Apple(R) mobile devices. Empowered with the breakthrough OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology, it delivers the easiest way to translate unfamiliar words by photographing them with the iPhone's camera. With the expanded content available for purchase and download, ABBYY Lingvo Dictionaries for iOS provides access to a total of 276 general translation, specialized and explanatory dictionaries for a wide variety of languages.

About HarperCollins Publishers
HarperCollins, one of the largest English-language publishers in the world, is a subsidiary of News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV). Headquartered in New York, HarperCollins has publishing groups around the world including the HarperCollins General Books Group, HarperCollins Children's Books Group, Zondervan, HarperCollins UK, HarperCollins Canada, HarperCollins Australia/New Zealand and HarperCollins India. HarperCollins is a broad-based publisher with strengths in literary and commercial fiction, business books, children's books, cookbooks, mystery, romance, reference, religious and spiritual books. With nearly 200 years of history HarperCollins has published some of the world's foremost authors and has won numerous awards including the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, the Newbery Medal and the Caldecott. Consistently at the forefront of innovation and technological advancement HarperCollins is the first publisher to digitize its content and create a global digital warehouse to protect the rights of its authors, meet consumer demand and generate additional business opportunities.

ABBYY, the ABBYY Logo, FineReader, ADRT, Lingvo, FlexiCapture, Recognition Server, and PDF Transformer are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ABBYY Software Ltd. Other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners and are hereby recognized. Bank of English(R) is a registered trademark of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 18.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Lingvo Dictionaries 2.1 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Reference category.

ABBYY is a leading provider of document recognition, data capture, and linguistic technologies and services. Its products include the ABBYY FineReader line of optical character recognition (OCR) applications, ABBYY FlexiCapture line of data capture solutions, ABBYY Lingvo dictionary software, and development tools. ABBYY Language Services provides comprehensive linguistic solutions to corporate customers. Paper-intensive organizations from all over the world use ABBYY solutions to automate time- and labour-consuming tasks and to streamline business processes. ABBYY products are used in large-scale government projects such as those of Australian Taxation Office, Lithuanian Tax Inspectorate, Ministry of Education of Russia, Ministry of Education of Ukraine, and Montgomery County Government of the USA. Companies that license ABBYY technologies include BancTec, Canon, EMC/Captiva, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, NewSoft, Notable Solutions, Samsung Electronics and more. ABBYY is headquartered in Moscow, Russia, with offices in Germany, the UK, the United States, Canada, Ukraine, Cyprus, Australia, Japan and Taiwan. Copyright (C) 2011 ABBYY. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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