Word import and OS 10.3

I was wondering: Does DevonThink use the built-in OS 10.3 Word document parser or antiword to translate word documents?

DEVONthink uses Panther’s converter (as Panther ignores AntiWordService). But actually DEVONthink doesn’t know anything about Word docs - the applications just asks the OS if this file type is supported (and that is only the case if you use Panther or if AntiWordService is installed).