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Zanichelli Purchases License for Canoo's WMTrans Language Products

06-15-2006 10:16 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

Press release from: Canoo Engineering AG

Basel, Switzerland -- June 15, 2006 -- Canoo today announced that it has licensed one of its WMTrans language products ( to Zanichelli Editore S.P.A.

The WMTrans product is being used for the development and distribution of dictionary products.

Enrico Lanfranchi, the editor responsible for lexicography at Zanichelli commented: "Canoo offers the most comprehensive list of grammatical features. We tested and evaluated extensively, and have decided to use WMTrans for Zanichelli's German grammar and dictionary products. The high data quality convinced us to select WMTrans."

"We are excited that Zanichelli has chosen Canoo for its German language products", commented Dr. Elisabeth Maier, Product Manager for the WMTrans product range at Canoo. "WMTrans offers the best overall coverage for German and provides a perfect base to develop language learning products for e-learning and print."

About WMTrans

Available through the Web at, the German morphology analysis software, developed by Canoo, offers intelligent text processing for information retrieval and language processing applications. Typical use cases include intelligent search, text indexing, text mining, language learning, hyperlink generation, spell checking, grammar checking, and machine translation.

WMTrans is based on Canoo's German Morphological Dictionary, containing more than 250'000 entries and generating over two million fully categorized word forms, including information on word formation, all types of inflectional irregularities and spelling variants.

Canoo's language learning site for German,, uses WMTrans products, to demonstrate how this morphology software is integrated into language learning applications.

Download free evaluation licenses of WMTrans at:

Browse through the product descriptions, test the APIs and find out how the WMTrans shared libraries can be integrated into your application.

About Canoo

Canoo Engineering AG ( is a leader in Web front-end application development and delivers Java-based software consulting services and products. It was founded in 1999 by a team of senior executives and software engineers. The company is privately held and is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland. The Canoo product range includes UltraLightClient, a software library for Swing-based Rich Internet Applications; WMTrans, a software library for language analysis and generation; and Webtest, an open-source, XP-style functional testing tool for Java-based web applications.

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Canoo Engineering AG
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