Loqu8 Previews Next-Generation Chinese Dictionary/Translator

Loqu8 previewed iCE 6, the company's premiere tool for professionals and students who want to understand and learn Chinese. iCE 6 is the first Chinese-English resource to work with the popular websites, browsers, email and productivity apps.

iNterpret Chinese-English Version 6 (iCE 6) Now Available for Evaluators

Loqu8, the pioneer in augmented intelligence, today previewed iCE 6, the company's flagship Chinese-English tool for professionals and students who want to understand and learn Chinese.

"iCE 6 is the first Chinese-English resource that works with the most popular websites, browsers, email, chat and productivity applications," explained Jim Hsia, VP Marketing for Loqu8. "iNtuition2, our second generation augmented learning engine, leverages modern, 64-bit multi-core processors so users can draw upon a richer palette of information sources to speed comprehension and learning."

Loqu8 iCE 6 (beta) allows users to hover their mouse over Chinese text (LiveScan™) or highlight Chinese text (HighlightScan™) to see its meaning and hear it read aloud in Mandarin Chinese. To understand how words and phrases are used, iCE provides direct access to resources from Baidu, Wikipedia, Google and others to show web pages, news, encyclopedia, music, photos and videos-all without typing Chinese.

Unlike traditional web-based dictionaries and translation sites, iCE uses augmented learning to guide users and enhance learning. Instead of multi-effort actions (select, copy, open, paste, click, etc.) to understand Chinese, users just hover their mouse pointer over text and iCE's popup window displays the English meaning, Pinyin phonetics and more. iCE is compatible with the broadest broad range of applications including:

• Websites: Baidu, Sina, Flickr, Twitter, YouTube, Google and Bible Gateway
• Browsers: Mozilla Firefox 3-5 (latest), Google Chrome 11-12 (latest), Microsoft Internet Explorer 7-9 (latest)
• Chat: Google, Skype, Pidgin
• Email: Outlook, Google, Yahoo, Hotmail
• Productivity: Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook
• Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 (x86, x64), Windows Vista (x86, x64) and Windows XP

Evaluating Loqu8 iCE 6
Download Loqu8 iCE 6 software and user documentation from www.loqu8.com/ice/

Availability for iCE 6 is expected later this month, subject to beta feedback from customers. A generous upgrade program allows recent customers (after May 1, 2011) to receive a free upgrade to version 6. Other customers will need to pay a small upgrade fee.

Discounts for volume users and accredited schools and universities will be announced when Loqu8 iCE 6 is released.

About Loqu8
In an unpredictable and fast-pace world, Loqu8 empowers users with the information they need to learn quickly, work efficiently and make timely decisions. Just point and Loqu8 instantly displays the information you need. Loqu8's augmented intelligence model is the result of years of research at Stanford University in cognitive science and information processing. Loqu8 is a privately-held corporation with headquarters in Silicon Valley. For more information, visit www.loqu8.com.

Loqu8, iCE, AutoPronounce, iNtuition, HighlightScan, LiveScan, Multi-language Extensions (MLX) and Rubify are trademarks or registered trademarks of Loqu8, Inc. Products or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.