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Wikipedia, the user generated encyclopaedia has now been enabled to allow easy language translation of the words that appear in it.
Babylon, an Israeli company based in Or Yehuda has made its translation software compatible with the online encyclopaedia and will allow any term to be translated as well as being able to click on a word within a document and get results directly from Wikipedia.
The software, which costs $50 is currently in use with a number of other reference tools including Oxford University Press, Britannica and Merriam-Webster. As well as translations and word meanings, Babylon allows on-screen currency conversions and weather reports.
By offering the translation service, users can now read Wikipedia's in various languages and not just the main English language.
"Since Wikipedia is an ongoing work to which anybody with Internet access can contribute, it
differs from a paper-based reference source. Babylon developed a solution to enable the user an access to selected mature articles that tend to be more comprehensive and balanced," said Alon Carmeli, vice president of sales and marketing, Babylon. "We are continuing to add valuable content to Babylon Pro, so our paying customers will enjoy ever growing value for their money".
For more information: www.babylon.com