September 1, 2011 in Reference (E)
[prMac.com] Moscow, Russia - ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, document capture, and linguistic technologies and services, today announced that it has expanded the 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 French Electronic Dictionary and Collins German Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged.
Collins French Electronic Dictionary is an up-to-date dictionary that was designed for all intermediate and advanced learners of French, whether at school, at home, or for business. It has been revised and updated to offer extensive and relevant coverage of today's English and French, with thousands of phrases and examples guiding the user to the most appropriate translation.
Comprehensive and authoritative, Collins German Dictionary is ideal for advanced learners of German. Based on the evidence of unique multi-million word databases of real language, the dictionary includes all the latest vocabulary from a wide range of fields and provides in-depth explanations of the most complex words. The dictionary also includes cultural notes for German-speaking countries.
"ABBYY and Collins have been partners since 2005, together providing high quality dictionary content for users of PC and mobile devices", said Olga Tolstunova, deputy director of the Mobile Products Department at ABBYY. "Now we are happy to offer new series of comprehensive mobile dictionaries for professionals and students, both native speakers and learners of the world's most popular languages."
ABBYY Lingvo Dictionaries for iOS is a comprehensive dictionary and translation application for Apple(R) mobile devices. Empowered with breakthrough OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology, it delivers easy translation of 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.
"Language learners and readers can gain easy access to Collins comprehensive range of dictionary content - readily downloadable and on the move", added Tim Jolly, Head of Business Development, Language Division at HarperCollins Publishers. "By using ABBYY Lingvo software and its unique photo translation capability, people can translate, understand and learn unfamiliar words with no effort at all."
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. You can visit HarperCollins Publishers on
the Internet at HarperCollins website.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 18.9 MB
New dictionaries from Collins are already available for download from within ABBYY Lingvo Dictionaries for iOS (accessible via the Apple App Store(R)). The full list of dictionaries available for download and use in ABBYY Lingvo Dictionaries for iOS can be found at ABBYY website. Lingvo Dictionaries 2.1 is only $0.99 (or equivalent 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, 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. 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.