Babel Fish Moves to Yahoo!

Alta Vista's well known translation tool, Babel Fish, is now renamed to Yahoo! Babel Fish.

The service allows users to translate texts up to 150 words or entire web sites, as well as conduct a Yahoo! web search based on the translated text.

New enhancements include a couple of new languages (simplified Chinese into traditional Chinese, and traditional Chinese into simplified Chinese). Users now have 38 language pairs they can translate between.

Additional features inlude Yahoo! Search Translator Beta, currently available in Germany and in France, allowing users to translate queries and search for web pages, images, and videos in multiple languages simultaneously. It also includes tighter integration with Yahoo! services such as Yahoo! Search that can use your text translation result to search the web; Yahoo! Toolbar - adding the Babel Fish button to your Yahoo! Toolbar enables one-click translation of web pages and the Yahoo! network that links to Babel Fish from Search Shortcuts, the Yahoo! Services pages, and other pages in the network for easy access.

Published Date: Apr 28, 2006 03:15 pm | Updated Date: Apr 28, 2006 03:15 pm