ABBYY Introduces Lingvo x5 Dictionary Software to Simplify Multi-Lingual Communications for Individuals and Enterprise Organizations

ABBYY Lingvo x5 adds new World Class Industry Specific Dictionaries and Access to Expert Global Community Content Online

Jul 11, 2012, 08:00 ET from ABBYY

MILPITAS, Calif., July 11, 2012  /PRNewswire/ -- ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, document capture, linguistic technologies and professional services, today announced ABBYY Lingvo x5, the next generation of its comprehensive translation dictionary software for Spanish speaking markets. Centered on the comprehensive third edition of the Concise Oxford Spanish Dictionary (Spanish-English, English-Spanish), with over 170,000 up-to-date words and phrases, Lingvo x5  offers both individual and business users highly accurate translations of words and phrases. Lingvo x5 also includes support for 6 other language pairs. Lingvo's advanced intelligent word look up and new instant translation is enabled by ABBYY's award-winning Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology.

For users communicating regularly with American or English customers or vendors, and desiring the most professional impression, Lingvo x5 includes the New Oxford American Dictionary, the most comprehensive coverage of American English available, and the Oxford Dictionary of English, which combined contain 700,000 up-to-date words and phrases. And meanings are organized by importance for today's English, so that users can be confident that the first definition they see is the most common one used today.

Lingvo x5 simplifies working in multilingual environments for users by providing detailed information on each keyword, such as translation alternatives, example sentences, grammatical descriptions, inflected forms, and audio pronunciations recorded by native English and Spanish speakers. Customers can expand the knowledge-base included in Lingvo x5 by purchasing additional dictionaries from the ABBYY online store, including a variety of specialized topics such as economics, medicine, law, electronics, banking, and sports.

"We have worked with ABBYY for more than five years, successfully combining the academic way of collecting quality language content and innovating linguistic technologies," said David Bowers, vice president of global business development at Oxford University Press. "The new Lingvo solution, built on SaaS technologies, represents another evolutionary step forward in this pursuit."

Advanced features of ABBYY Lingvo x5 include:

  • Instant Translation Within Any Application (Pop-up Translation) – ABBYY's award-winning OCR technology is integrated into Lingvo x5, allowing users to instantly capture text from any display window, document, video, or image.
  • For Language Learning - Lingvo Tutor allows users to create flash card decks of words and phrases to accelerate language learning.
  • Direct Access to Millions of Word-Use Examples – Access to Translation Memory at ABBYY Lingvo Pro, an online portal offering various language services, and containing more than 1 million examples of common word usage and phrases in English to Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian and back.
  • Custom Dictionaries – Users can create their own glossaries and subject dictionaries, making it easier to maintain terminology integrity when translating corporate documents, or simplifying memorization of words and common expressions.

"The world is becoming increasingly global, making it critical that individuals and businesses communicate in many languages," said Dean Tang, CEO at ABBYY USA. "Lingvo x5 makes navigating the world's languages simple, providing many useful tools to help users communicate effectively and understand their environment. By spanning both individual workstation and server-environments, we provide our customers with useful linguistic services wherever they need them."


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, supporting a variety of platforms and computing environments. 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 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 headquartered in Moscow, Russia, with offices in Germany, the UK, the United States, Canada, Ukraine, Cyprus, Australia, Japan and Taiwan. For more information, visit

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