SYSTRAN Wins Award from the European Information Society Technologies for Innovative Language Translation Software

SYSTRAN Professional Premium™ 5.0 Recognized as Pioneering IT Product with Promising Market Potential

Paris, FRANCE, 15 November 2004

SYSTRAN S.A. (Code ISIN FR0004109197, Bloomberg: SYST NM, Reuters: SYTN.LN), the market leading developer of the most widely used language translation software in the world, announced that it was awarded the European Information Society Technologies (IST) Prize in recognition of its pioneering product SYSTRAN Professional Premium 5.0.

SYSTRAN Professional Premium 5.0 represents the most sophisticated language translation software to date, able to equip corporations for today’s multilingual marketplace. Use of this software yields higher translation quality, an increase in user productivity levels and in time-savings.

With SYSTRAN Professional Premium, users can translate files in Microsoft® Word, Outlook email, PowerPoint, Excel, Web pages in Internet Explorer™, and PDF documents directly from their desktop. It also supports XML, and other universally used file formats, all while preserving the original layout of the document.

Available in 36 language combinations, SYSTRAN Professional Premium contains integrated tools that help improve translation quality and ensure efficient management of translation projects. These tools include five specialized dictionaries – Business, Colloquial, Industries, Sciences, Life Sciences – covering 20 domains, a highly intuitive dictionary manager, a language normalization dictionary, integrated translation memory with TMX support, and a translator’s workbench for post-editing and ongoing quality analysis.

About the European IST Prize

The European IST Prize is the most distinguished award for innovative European IST products. It provides public recognition to teams that excel in generating and converting both R&D and novel ideas into marketable products. The competition is open to any organisation (company, laboratory, university or other institution) that is active in any field of Information Technology within 33 countries. Selection criteria for the Prize include technical excellence, innovative content, potential market impact, capacity to generate employment, contribution to the acceptance and understanding of IST in society, and likely social impact. The European IST Prize is organised by Euro-CASE with the sponsorship and support of the European Commission within the framework of the IST Programme.



SYSTRAN develops and markets the world’s most widely used language translation software which powers products and solutions for the desktop, network infrastructures and the Internet that facilitate communication in 40 language combinations and in 20 specialized domains. The choice of leading global corporations, search engines and governments, SYSTRAN’s software is applied across diverse best-practice solutions for intra-company communications, content management, online customer support, eCommerce, email systems, chat, and more. SYSTRAN’s expertise spans over three decades of building customized translation solutions through open and robust architectures. SYSTRAN is headquartered in Paris, France with a North American office located in San Diego, CA. For more information, visit

SYSTRAN and SYSTRAN Professional Premium are trademarks of SYSTRAN Software, Inc. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

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