History, Strategy and Goals

PROMT was founded in 1991 by two Ph.D.s in computational linguistics. Both came from a research department in Herzen University, which is a well known university in Russia (St. Petersburg). Both of the original developers are still stakeholders in the company. Promt has been focused on solving the eternal problem of machine translation for 20 years. Combining innovation and high technological standards, the company has developed revolutionary machine translation (MT) technology, which is at the heart of the @promt product family, and has become a technology leader in MT.

PROMT core technologies make valuable information available to all people, no matter what their native language. Today, PROMT provides a full range of translation solutions:

  • machine translation systems and services;
  • dictionaries;
  • translation memory system;
  • data mining system;
  • tools for human translators;
  • online real-time translations.

The company dominates the Russian and CIS market for MT software. PROMT is also actively marketing its software in Europe and the USA. The company has opened a subsidiary in Germany and is developing distribution networks in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Italy, the USA, Canada, and other countries.

PROMT provides worldwide support and services, including human translation, technical documentation preparation, translation, and publishing facilities.

The rapid growth of the Internet, ecommerce, and email is a particular focus for the company; fast and easy online translation technologies make direct and free online communication between people speaking different languages possible.

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PROMT is a world leading provider of automated translation software. The company develops PROMT translation software and dictionaries that have received numerous awards from leading computer magazines. PROMT offers translation solutions for the home and business use, as well as for Internet and corporate intranets.

PROMT provides machine translation for 16 languages: English, Russian, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese in two variants, Ukrainian, Kazakh, Turkish, Bulgarian, Latvian, Japanese and Polish, with a total of 64 translation directions

The Ukrainian, Latvian and Polish language pairs included in the PROMT solutions are developed by Trident Software.

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