ABBYY USA Signs Agreement with ENTOPIA

Information Discovery Innovator Uses ABBYY’s Morphology Engine

Fremont, USA, April 26, 2004 – ABBYY USA, a member of the ABBYY Group, today announced the signing of a global agreement with Entopia, Inc.™, an innovator in solutions for information discovery. Under the agreement, Entopia will incorporate ABBYY’s Morphology Engine technology, which is composed of advanced linguistic capabilities, into its K-Bus infrastructure.

Entopia will use the morphological engine to stem search terms to their root so that they may be used by the Entopia K-Bus information discovery algorithms for search and retrieval and multi-lingual support within Entopia's information discovery infrastructure.

ABBYY’s Morphology Engine is part of ABBYY Retrieval & Morphology Engine, a software development kit for integrating advanced ABBYY technologies into desktop or client-server applications via COM-style API. The Engine supports 34 natural languages.

The Morphology API of ABBYY Retrieval and Morphology Engine allows developers to integrate functions of morphology analysis (spell checking, lemmatization, and paradigm generation) into various systems that process electronic text information.

“We are pleased to partner with and provide our morphology technology to one of the industry’s most renowned information discovery companies, ” said Joe Budelli, Vice President of Business Development for ABBYY USA. “As a long-standing leader in recognition technology, ABBYY is confident that we will provide Entopia with proven technology that will be an asset to their solutions.”

“We are delighted to use ABBYY’s morphological engine to help enable multi-lingual retrieval to our customers through our K-Bus information discovery infrastructure” said Peter Katz, EVP sales & services.

Entopia delivers comprehensive solutions for several enterprise business knowledge applications including enterprise search, research, portals and intranets, customer support and sales force automation optimization. Entopia K-Bus leverages the business context, concepts and social activity surrounding enterprise wide content to automatically and dynamically discover and deliver truly-relevant content and experts into the day-to-day business process.

About Entopia
Entopia is an innovator in solutions for information discovery that leverage business context, concepts and social activity to automatically and dynamically discover and deliver truly-relevant content and experts into the business process. Headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, Entopia has received extensive industry recognition including eWeek's Excellence Awards, "100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management" by KMWorld Magazine and Software and Information Industry Association's Codie Award for "Best Search Engine." For more information, visit http://www.entopia.com/.

ABBYY (ABBYY Software House) develops linguistic and Artificial Intelligence (AI) software providing a full line of OCR and text-processing programs and solutions. ABBYY’s products include: FineReader OCR systems – a family of end user programs and development tools for recognition of printed texts, tables and forms; FormReader – an ICR program for recognition and processing of hand-printed forms; and ABBYY Retrieval & Morphology Engine – a set of developer’s tools for integration of full-text search and linguistic capabilities into external applications.
Companies that license ABBYY OCR/ICR technologies include Acer, AISoft, Arkenstone, BancTec, Cardiff, Cobra Technologies, Freedom Scientific, Hewlett-Packard, Kurzweil, Legato Systems, Lexmark, Microtek, Mustek, NewSoft, Neurascript, Notable Solutions, Panasonic, Primax, Samsung Electronics, Saperion, Siemens Nixdorf, Sumitomo Electric Systems, SWT, Toshiba, UMAX and Veutron.
ABBYY Group headquarters are located in Moscow with offices in Ukraine (ABBYY Ukraine), the USA (ABBYY USA, Fremont, CA), the UK (ABBYY UK, Bishops Stortford, England), and Germany (ABBYY Europe, Munich). For more information about ABBYY, please visit the company’s website at http://www.abbyy.com/.

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