BELMONT, Mass., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- LogoMedia Corporation, a new venture of an established market leader in computer-assisted language translation, today announced two new Internet-enabled translation services for the global business community. In a presentation to investors at the Puerto Rico Venture Capital Conference, LogoMedia CEO Glenn A. Akers and COO Richard Strauss introduced the LogoMedia Automatic Translation Service and the LogoMedia Document Translation Service. Both services are provided via a "farm" of machine translation servers running LogoMedia's patented translation software engines. The LogoMedia Automatic Translation Service allows customer web sites which are maintained and accessed in English to be made available to worldwide users in their native languages. The LogoMedia Document Translation Service provides customers with "one-stop shopping" for their full range of translation requirements, from immediate machine translation of simple texts to publication-quality translation of documents. By combining sophisticated machine translation technology with a global network of professional translators, LogoMedia provides customers with easy access to affordable, timely, and accurate translations. LogoMedia uses patented translation technology which accurately decodes and interprets the intricate and dynamic linguistic structure of natural language phrases to yield speedy translations of the highest available quality. The key technology for LogoMedia is provided by Language Engineering Corporation, a research and development company established in 1985 by Glenn A. Akers. A Ph.D. graduate of Harvard University's Department of Linguistics, Dr. Akers has worked in pioneering areas of language technology, including speech recognition and synthesis as well as machine translation. LogoMedia's translation engines are an enhanced version of market-leading software products distributed in Japan under the LogoVista name. These products support translation between English and the major Asian and European languages. Described by IDC as "the most sophisticated and demanding translation market in the world," Japan has been a proving ground for machine translation. LogoMedia's highly accurate E->J translation engine has made LogoVista the top-rated translation software product in the Japanese market, as rated by the Japanese publication Business Computer News in its January 29, 2001 issue. LogoVista is also the best-selling product, with a market share in excess of 40% and more than one million copies sold, an installed base including virtually all major Japanese corporations, and extensive use in the Japanese government. The Japan International Center for Science and Technology (JICST), Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Japan International Science and Technology Exchange Center (JISTEC), and the Japan Patent Office have selected LogoVista for use throughout their operations.
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