Yahoo Babel Fish

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Babel Fish was a free web-based machine translation service produced by the web search company Yahoo!. The translation service was previously owned by Altavista and known as Altavista Babel Fish, prior to the acquisition by Yahoo!.[1] The translation technology that underlies Babel Fish is developed and provided by SYSTRAN, one of the oldest machine translation companies. Users of Babel Fish may enter a block of text to be translated or enter the URL of a web page to see a translated version of the page.

As of November 2012, the URL for Yahoo Babel Fish redirects users to Bing Translator.[2]


  1. "Yahoo! adds text translation service." AFX News Limited. April 4, 2006. Accessed via Forbes, Accessed on November 13, 2008.
  2. "Welcoming Yahoo! Babel Fish users!." Microsoft Translator (and Bing Translator) Official Team Blog, Accessed November 15, 2012.

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