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First Chinese Extraction Software Gains US Patent
Much of the Internet congestion is caused by large-sized e-mails. Now, the Chinese people have produced a key technology by developing an extraction software, SmartComprez, to slim cumbersome files, and the software has been granted a US patent, according to a recent announcement by the Regulatory Committee of Zhongguancun Science Park and the Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Bai Chunli, vice president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, attended the press conference held in Beijing on June 18 and offered his congratulations to the first home made software to gain a US patent. "The reason so few made-in-China products could be found in the IT field is that we do not have the intellectual rights for certain key technology," said Bai, "and I was very glad to see one of the CAS affiliates make a breakthrough in the software field."

Internet congestion has become a big headache with more and more people log-on worldwide. A high quality picture usually occupies several thousand kilobytes. Thus to slim the files and emails has been the high-end technological target sought by software producers. Experts from the Global Network Co., the CAS affiliate company producing SmartComprez software, said their products can compress a picture to one twentieth of its original size, while the most commonly used foreign extraction software at present can only achieve a few-fold reduction. Other industry experts thought the software has achieved international leading position.

In order to push SmartComprez on to the market, the software can be downloaded from www.net99.com.cn for a two-month trial without charge.

(China.org.cn by James Liu June 24, 2002)

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