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Dashes
hyphenation module

Dashes Pro
the multilingual hyphenation application

PassWord
spelling checker

WordFan
natural language processing toolbox

WordList
word list

InOtherWords
semantic net

 

WordFan™ natural language toolbox

WordFan™ is a highly customizable natural language processing toolbox that provides linguistic intelligence in many languages.

What it is for

The WordFan™ engine takes an input word and a relation and outputs a list of related words. Among the possible relations are conjugation, normalization, synonym, antonym, is_a, and approximately 300 others depending on the language. Many of the capabilities of WordFan™ come from InOtherWords™, our lexical database and semantic network.

How it works

Depending on language and relation, WordFan™ can use a “dictionary lookup” structure and/or an algorithmic process. The proprietary dictionary structures provide extremely high data compression, extreme accuracy, and rapid retrieval. On the other hand algorithmic processing provides an even faster retrieval at the expense of accuracy — algorithmic approaches tend to “over-generalize.”

WordFan™ can also de-compound words in Germanic languages, enhancing text retrieval and reducing the number of entries required in full text indexes.

Availability

The off-the-shelf version of WordFan™ supports stemming, conjugation and normalization in English, French, German, and Spanish. This product implements both dictionary lookup and algorithmic processing for English, French, and German, and algorithmic only for Spanish.

Portability

WordFan™ is written in highly portable C code and is available for Macintosh, IBM PC, Sun, Dec, HP, and many varieties of Unix.

Supported languages

Currently WordFan™ is avaliable in 4 languages.
These languages are available:
English
English
French
French
German
German
Spanish
Spanish
These languages will be avaliable soon:
Arabic
Arabic

Swedish
Swedish
Portuguese
Portuguese
Russian
Russian
Spanish
Spanish

How to get in touch

For more information, contact:

Circle Noetic Services, Inc.
5 Pine Knoll Drive
Mont Vernon, NH 03057

(603) 283-6462 /voice/

(603) 672-8025 /fax/

e-mail: Admin@CircleNoetics.com
web: www.CircleNoetics.com

Pricing & Licensing

For pricing and licensing information

Call CNS at (603) 283-6462

or E-mail Admin@CircleNoetics.com


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