MENDEZ INTEGRATES TRANSLATION CAPABILITIES INTO MICROSOFT(r) WORD 2002 AND Thursday 31 May 2001 PDF Print Mendez iTranslator(tm) provides free machine translation and online human translation Brussels, Belgium and Burlington, Mass., May 31, 2001 - Mendez, the world's leading provider of integrated translation, localization and documentation solutions, services and technologies today announced an innovative new feature to be included in Microsoft Word and Office XP. Users of Word 2002 and Office XP will now be able to translate documents into a different language in real time, with the inclusion of an instant translation capability in Microsoft Word 2002, part of the new Microsoft Office XP suite. At the click of a button, Microsoft Word 2002 users can instantly access Mendez advanced machine translation technology providing 'gist level' translation of text for 16 different language pairs. Translations are virtually instantaneous as Mendez' web-based machine translation servers can translate text at speeds of up to 5,000 words per minute and its large server farm can handle up to 84 million words per day. Mendez iTranslator is also accessible via the Microsoft Office eServices web site: http://office.microsoft.com/services. Both Microsoft Office eServices web site visitors and Office XP users are given unlimited access to free machine translation. Mendez iTranslator currently supports 16 language pairs including English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Documents that need to be translated with 100 percent accuracy can be submitted to Mendez for an immediate online price quote. This human translation service is available in more than 30 different language directions and translations can be completed within 48 hours. "The explosion we have seen in the number of Internet users and globalization of the world economy has fuelled the need for fast, easily accessible Internet-based translation services," said Florita Mendez, President of Mendez. "Our relationship with Microsoft underscores this ever increasing need and, most importantly, helps us deliver our full range of translation solutions quickly and conveniently to a global audience." "Microsoft Office customers, on a worldwide basis, increasingly need to communicate to a global audiences in multiple languages," said Jeff Olund, general manager for Office eServices at Microsoft Corp.. "The availability of Mendez' online translation services will help users of Microsoft Office compete more effectively by giving them the tools to easily translate business and personal materials to and from their native language, quickly and cost-effectively." "Choosing Mendez as a translation partner was a natural choice for us because of our long-standing relationship in areas such as translation, software and Web site localization and, more recently, the offering of iTranslator machine translation via the Microsoft Tools on the Web site," Olund added. About Mendez Mendez is an industry-leading provider of integrated translation, localization and documentation solutions, services and technologies for businesses and the Internet. Mendez enables global companies to adapt products, technical information and corporate messages to international markets. Mendez offerings include software localisation, document translation, web site globalization, and the iTranslator product family that combines advanced machine translation technology with high-quality human translation. Employing more than 950 full time staff and 5,000 consultants, Mendez operates on a world-wide basis with offices in 19 countries. Mendez and Mendez iTranslator are trademarks or registered trademarks of Mendez N.V. or its affiliated companies, in the U.S. and/or in other countries.[as1] [as1]Mendez should insert whatever footnote disclaimer of this type it uses to reference third-party trademarks. NSPR Crossways Silwood Road Ascot Berks. SL5 0PZ Tel: +44 (0)1344 873445 Fax: +44 (0)1344 873446 Mobile: 07973 299114 This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of NSPR in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.