Automated Language Processing Systems Inc. has booked some $5 million in orders in the past 90 days and over the past 14 months has received software development contracts totalling $2 million that include Arabic, Japanese, Korean, French and Portuguese languages.

The Salt Lake-based company said it plans to hire an additional 150 translators throughout the ALPNET global network to execute translations utilizing the company's computer-aided translation software. Present employee count globally is 550 people."Spain, France and Hong Kong will show the most dramatic growth in 1989," said John Wittwer, vice president finance. "(That) growth will be met with additional facilities and further integration of the company's computer-aided translation system."

An Automated Language spokesman said the company is expected to report a loss for 1988 due to start-up costs in the Canadian subsidiary as well as the costs related to the transition from strictly software sales and support to a primary focus on on translation services.