Babelfish Reborn : Web Translation With Professional Options

If you were around during the early days of the web, you remember Babelfish (snapshot courtesy of the Wayback Machine), one of the first and most popular web translation services, something we take for granted today. The service has changed hands over the years, from Alta Vista, later to Yahoo, and now has resurfaced as simply babelfish.com Unlike its predecessors, the new Babelfish provides both human and machine translation.

The relaunched Babelfish offers both free translation (done by machine), and two options for professional translation, using either One Hour Translation or Gengo, with prices ranging from 5 to 15 cents per word, depending on the provider and quality level chosen.

This integrated solution is a great way to get quick translations for text documents, email messages, and other items, plus you can use machine translation to get the gist of a message, and then use professional translation when its needed (for example use machine translation for an incoming support ticket from a customer, and then use professional translation for the response to the customer).

 

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