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ABBYY® Announces Its Lingvo Live Social Networking Service At Mobile World Congress

ABBYY® Announces Its Lingvo Live Social Networking Service At Mobile World Congress

ABBYY®, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies and services, today announced Lingvo Live, a social networking service for speakers and students of different languages. The service provides a free online environment for language translation, knowledge sharing, language practice and more, and is accessible via the Web and through free client applications for iOS and Android platforms.

Lingvo Live users can look up words and phrases in reliable licensed dictionaries, create an interactive Social Dictionary together with their fellow-users and ask the community for advice or help with translations. Entries with suggested translations can be ranked and commented on by any community member. User-added content is post-moderated by ABBYY linguistic experts to ensure its accuracy and to provide the most accurate, up-to-date information.

"We live in a fast-paced world and hundreds of new words are coined daily, it's virtually impossible for standard or academic dictionaries to add them on the spot, as ABBYY's 25 years of expertise in dictionary translation software has shown," said Artem Kumpel, Director of Lingvo & Mobile Products Department at ABBYY. "However, the Lingvo Live community and the Social Dictionary that we're creating together have the potential to provide just that; to be an ever-evolving, all-in-one environment for handling language-related issues and tasks – from interactive learning within a community to a marketplace for professionals."

Currently, Lingvo Live supports 14 popular languages. It provides more than 130 dictionaries licensed by publishers and contains more than 6,100,000 entries that are all available for free. The Social Dictionary contains over 30,000 translations and approximately 5,000 words and phrases are looked up by community members every day.

ABBYY is a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies and services. Its key 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 labor-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, Montgomery County Government of the USA and Government of Canada. Companies that license ABBYY technologies include BancTec, Canon, EMC/Captiva, Hewlett-Packard, KnowledgeLake, Microsoft, NewSoft, Notable Solutions, Samsung Electronics and more. ABBYY OCR applications are shipped with equipment from the world's top manufacturers such as Epson, Fujitsu, Fuji Xerox, Microtek, Panasonic, Plustek, Ricoh, Toshiba and Xerox. ABBYY is an international company with offices in Germany, the UK, France, Spain, Ukraine, Cyprus, Russia, the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan and Taiwan. For more information, visit www.abbyy.com

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