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Oracle and Xerox offer multilingual support for text management

Oracle Corp. and the XSoft division of Xerox Corp. have teamed up to offer new multilingual solutions for the storage, retrieval and management of foreign language text. Oracle is incorporating Xerox's major linguistic databases and corresponding application programming interface into Oracle's text products, providing multinational customers with a comprehensive package that supports French, German, Italian, Spanish and Dutch.

Oracle's text products include Oracle Book, a sophisticated tool for indexing, abstracting, viewing and distributing on-line documents; and Oracle TextServer3 with ConText, a natural language processing technology that extracts the content of documents, summarizes and searches by subject.

The suite of databases by Xerox is based on patented Xerox Lexical Technology, originally developed at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center and now marketed by XSoft. The linguistic database products perform sophisticated natural language analyses and have an underlying architecture that can provide support for all European languages with a single application programming interface and a single body of code.

Past news for Oracle and Xerox Services, Content Development & Language Services (CDLS)

Nuance Signs agreement with Oracle

Oracle has selected voice and language offerings from Nuance Communications, Inc., a provider of voice and language technology, for a broad set of Oracle mobile apps. Nuance cloud solutions enable human-like speech recognition experiences for most devices and platforms, in more than 40 languages.

SDL and RightNow merge technology

SDL, a provider of global information management solutions, has merged technology with RightNow Technologies, Inc., a provider of customer experience solutions, to create GlobalConnect for RightNow Incidents. The combined technology enables call center agents to answer emails in multiple languages.

RightNow buys

RightNow Technologies, Inc., a provider of customer experience solutions, has acquired, a vendor of natural language-based search software. RightNow plans to add the search capabilities to its CX customer relationship management software package.

Systran and Xerox announce long-term agreement

On February 1, Systran Translation Systems Inc. and the Xerox Corp. signed a five-year software licensing agreement. The agreement licenses use of Systran's newly developed machine translation software for UNIX workstation platforms. It also applies to software used on existing mainframe platforms.

Revenues from the sale of the license will help fund the conversion of the Systran software system into the C language. C-conversion is a necessary step for porting over to desktop workstations and PCs. With the move onto desktop computers, Systran expects to develop a full-featured, comprehensive translator's workstation. Eventually, the company expects to develop products that will be sold on the low-end retail market.

IAC appoints new VP of sales and marketing

International Access/Ability Corp. recently appointed Patrick Reilly as vice president of sales and marketing. Reilly is a graduate of the Defense Language Institute and has served in a variety of technical sales and marketing management positions at Tektronix, Keithley Instruments and SunUp Design Systems.

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