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Finland: Sandstone's virtual dictionary gets plenty of new users
Sandstone, one of Europe's leading players in the market for electronic dictionaries, has signed a cooperation agreement with ICL Invia, a major provider of information technology services in the Nordic region. As a result of the deal Sandstone's service will become accessible to tens of thousands of new users in the Nordic countries. The service will be delivered under ICL Invia's Patja outsourcing concept and in connection with the group's activities as an application service provider (ASP).

The main product of Sandstone, a Helsinki-based privately owned company, is or, a 21-language Internet-based dictionary which is continuously updated. The dictionary's 420 language combinations and 4.6 million indexed entries make it possible to generate tens of millions of cross-matches together with additional information about the use of individual words.

The languages covered are Finnish, Swedish, English, German, French, Estonian, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Turkish, Malay, Tagalog, Czech, Polish, Hungarian, Afrikaans and medical Latin in addition to which the service also provides a choice of synonyms for entries in Finnish, Swedish, English and German. The latter languages come with extended vocabularies including a wealth of technical, scientific, commercial and other specialised terms.

In addition to ICL Invia, Sandstone's other cooperation partners to date include Hewlett-Packard, Sonera Zed, Kolumbus and Tiscali International.

From this Sandstone press release.

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