Monday, September 3, 2007
Whitesmoke: your English just got smarter
As blogging becomes more popular so does this cool software tool from Whitesmoke Inc. - a small start-up founded in Israeli about four and a half years ago. Enabling plain English sentences look nicer and more professional the company recently launched a new feature to its software allowing enhancement of plain English text paragraph to a "smarter looking" one by a single click.
Using patented Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology, WhiteSmoke suggest context-based synonyms from their database and synonym dictionary. The software checks and corrects English grammar and spelling and enhance it with proper punctuation. Claiming to do that for all kinds of writing including business writing, legal, medical and creative whitesmoke also runs with both IE and Firefox as well as with Mac OSX.
The company has already raised "a few" million Dollars from the venture capital fund Evolution, ICQ and Dotomi co-founder and Dotomi CEO Yair Goldfinger and Finjan founder and Yoggie CEO Shlomo Tubul. Good luck guys. Commercial computerized language processing needs to get smarter since long time ago.