Founded in 1993, Druide informatique is a Quebec-based company that specializes in developing and marketing writing assistance software. Its subsidiary, Éditions Druide, publishes French-language works of fiction, non-fiction, children’s literature and reference. The group's permanent team of more than 100 employees is complemented by a large network of contributors and partners.
Druide’s R&D team has extensive experience in cutting-edge computer science, including object-oriented programming, artificial intelligence and graphical user interfaces. The company also boasts considerable linguistic expertise in formal grammar, lexicography and semantics. With these skills in hand, Druide developed its flagship writing assistance software Antidote; acclaimed by trade press throughout the French-speaking world, the application is highly successful on the North American and European markets. The company later brought Antidote’s technology to tablets and smartphones with Antidote Mobile, then to the web with Antidote Web. Druide’s early and ongoing partnership with MILA has allowed it to leverage state-of-the-art neural methods to develop even more intelligent product solutions.
Under the direction of Luc Roberge and Anne-Marie Villeneuve, Éditions Druide shares its vast experience with authors and readers alike, publishing diverse works of high quality. Its publications enjoy first-rate visibility in bookstores and media outlets, as well as an enviable reputation stemming from their enthusiastic reception. Thanks to its wide network of contributors, Éditions Druide is able to maintain its pace of development without sacrificing professionalism. In its catalogue, readers will find the best material from Quebec authors: diverse, distinctive, daring. There are novels, short stories, essays, children’s literature and dictionaries, including Le Grand Druide des synonymes et des antonymes and Le Petit Druide des synonymes et des antonymes, together selling over 150,000 copies.
Druide’s marketing team has a reputation for exceptional dynamism. Nearly half of its 40 members work directly with clients. Druide markets all of its products and distributes them independently across French-speaking Canada. In addition to its software, which includes the renowned typing tutorial application Typing Pal, Druide distributes all its books published in paper format. It further distinguishes itself by participating in an impressive number of events, including numerous in-store presentations. Thanks to Antidote’s success, Druide is especially well placed in corporate, institutional and educational markets. What’s more, it benefits from solid distribution partnerships for its products in Europe and the United States.
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|Multi-sentence technology is deployed
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