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April 5, 1987

BORLAND DISCLOSES PLANS FOR ITS NEW “LINGUISTIC” TEXT SEARCH TECHNOLOGY

By CBR Staff Writer

Borland International Inc, the Scotts Valley, California-based software marketing company quoted on the Unlisted Securities Market in London, has developed what it calls Linguistic Technology, a new method for standard data search and retrieval that can be used with a variety of applications, including large data bases, on Compact Disk Read-Only Memories and other mass storage media. The technology, which has been developed from Borland’s Turbo Lightning information management package, will only be available as part of other products, and not stand-alone. According to Computerworld, its first application is expected to be in Sprint: The Word Processor, which is scheduled for shipment later this year. The thesaurus within Linguistic Technology includes 300,000 synonyms and 30,000 root words and Borland says it will add specialist lexicons for vertical markets. CD-ROM and full-text search tools are also scheduled to be available later in the year. The technology has also been licensed OEM to Turner Hall Publishing Co of Cupertino, California for inclusion in future products that interact with spreadsheets or require text search-and-retrieval tools.

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