Yahoo on Thursday introduced Babel Fish, using the same technologies that have been used by the version hosted on Alta Vista for almost a decade. The page, which looks much like Alta Vista’s version, has been updated with some additional features to tie it in with other Yahoo services.
The original Babel Fish premiered on Alta Vista in 1997, making it the first translation service on the Internet. At that time, Babel Fish could translate words, sentences, and Web sites to and from English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian and Russian, and Today’s version adds five additional languages.
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