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PRODIGY SELECTS PERSONAL LIBRARY SOFTWARE TO PROVIDE ADVANCED SEARCH FUNCTIONALITY FOR PRODIGY SERVICE

 LAS VEGAS, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Prodigy Services Company and Personal Library Software, Inc. (PLS) announced today that Prodigy will incorporate PLS's information retrieval technology into the PRODIGY service. Prodigy is a partnership of IBM and Sears.
 With PLS's technology, PRODIGY members will be able to search for specific information using simple English commands. Prodigy executives said they expect the PLS technology to be folded into the service, starting with PRODIGY's news section, over the next several months.
 "Personal Library Software offers the sophisticated technology to do a quick, thorough search of PRODIGY's large database, and can be effectively managed using very simple, plain English commands," said Jim Beall, Prodigy Senior Vice President, Systems. "PLS's combination of power and simplicity is important to PRODIGY and its members."
 PRODIGY provides members with on-demand access to hundreds of features, including news, reference materials, education, entertainment, travel, E-mail, brokerage, banking, shopping, bulletin boards and the Internet.
 Personal Library Software is the leading supplier of content access software which combines intelligent retrieval techniques with the flexibility of graphical user interfaces. The PLS family of products is used today in online services, CD-ROM, Internet and multi-media publishing, as well as in workgroup and enterprise applications. PLS can be reached at its headquarters at 2400 Research Blvd., Rockville, MD 20850, 301-990-1155, or via the Internet at info@pls.com.
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 /CONTACT: Adrienne Griffith of Personal Library Software, 301-990-1155; or Brian Ek of Prodigy, 914-448-8811/


CO: Personal Library Software, Inc.; Prodigy Services Company ST: Nevada, Maryland IN: CPR SU:

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