ABBYY and HarperCollins Strengthen Partnership to Offer New Generation Mobile Solutions

September 1, 2011

ABBYY®, a leading provider of document recognition, document capture, and linguistic technologies and services, today announced that it has expanded the dictionaries available for purchase and use in ABBYY Lingvo Dictionaries for iOS with premium quality content from HarperCollins, one of the world’s largest English-language publishers. New mobile content includes up-to-date dictionaries for English speakers and learners of English and a series of bilingual dictionaries for translating words from English into German, French, Polish, Italian, Spanish, Chinese and back. As further steps of this strategic partnership, ABBYY and HarperCollins are planning to integrate the new content into Lingvo versions for Android smartphones and PocketBook e-book readers.


“ABBYY and Collins have been partners since 2005, together providing high quality dictionary content for users of PC and mobile devices”, said Olga Tolstunova, deputy director of the Mobile Products Department at ABBYY. “Now we are happy to offer new series of comprehensive mobile dictionaries for professionals and students, both native speakers and learners of the world’s most popular languages.”


ABBYY Lingvo Dictionaries for iOS is a comprehensive dictionary and translation application for Apple® mobile devices. Empowered with breakthrough OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology, it delivers easy translation of unfamiliar words by photographing them with the iPhone’s camera. With the expanded content available for purchase and download, ABBYY Lingvo Dictionaries for iOS provides access to a total of 276 general translation, specialized and explanatory dictionaries for a wide variety of languages.


“Language learners and readers can gain easy access to Collins comprehensive range of dictionary content – readily downloadable and on the move”, added Tim Jolly, Head of Business Development, Language Division at HarperCollins Publishers. “By using ABBYY Lingvo software and its unique photo translation capability, people can translate, understand and learn unfamiliar words with no effort at all.”


New dictionaries from Collins are already available for download from within ABBYY Lingvo Dictionaries for iOS (accessible via the Apple App Store®). The full list of dictionaries available for download and use in ABBYY Lingvo Dictionaries for iOS can be found at For more information about ABBYY Lingvo Dictionaries for iOS, visit

About HarperCollins Publishers

HarperCollins, one of the largest English-language publishers in the world, is a subsidiary of News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV). Headquartered in New York, HarperCollins has publishing groups around the world including the HarperCollins General Books Group, HarperCollins Children’s Books Group, Zondervan, HarperCollins UK, HarperCollins Canada, HarperCollins Australia/New Zealand and HarperCollins India. HarperCollins is a broad-based publisher with strengths in literary and commercial fiction, business books, children's books, cookbooks, mystery, romance, reference, religious and spiritual books. With nearly 200 years of history HarperCollins has published some of the world's foremost authors and has won numerous awards including the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, the Newbery Medal and the Caldecott. Consistently at the forefront of innovation and technological advancement HarperCollins is the first publisher to digitize its content and create a global digital warehouse to protect the rights of its authors, meet consumer demand and generate additional business opportunities. You can visit HarperCollins Publishers on the Internet at