ABBYY, a provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies and services, is in Barcelona this week to show off Lingvo Live, a social networking service for speakers and students of different languages.
According to marketing materials provided to MMW, the service provides a free online environment for language translation, knowledge sharing, language practice and more.
It is accessible via the Web and through free client applications for iOS and Android.
Lingvo Live users can look up words and phrases in reliable licensed dictionaries, create an interactive Social Dictionary together with their fellow-users and ask the community for advice or help with translations. Entries with suggested translations can be ranked and commented on by any community member. User-added content is post-moderated by ABBYY linguistic experts to ensure its accuracy and to provide the most accurate, up-to-date information.
“We live in a fast-paced world and hundreds of new words are coined daily, it’s virtually impossible for standard or academic dictionaries to add them on the spot, as ABBYY’s 25 years of expertise in dictionary translation software has shown,” says Artem Kumpel, Director of Lingvo & Mobile Products Department at ABBYY. “However, the Lingvo Live community and the Social Dictionary that we’re creating together have the potential to provide just that; to be an ever-evolving, all-in-one environment for handling language-related issues and tasks – from interactive learning within a community to a marketplace for professionals.”