Babylon 9 Will Speak Acapela

Babylon, a provider of language solutions, has chosen Acapela Group to to speech-enable its Babylon 9 translation solution, which provides one-click translation for any computer application, such as email, Internet pages, PDF documents, and Microsoft Word files.

Acapela text-to-speech will support millions of Babylon users worldwide with audio pronunciation of a searched word, to optimize the translation process and language learning. Acapela TTS will offer an audio version of the translation with male and female voices in any of 18 languages.

Other features include the Babylon Live Translation Community, a forum for  translators to ask and answer questions and offer advice on translation, grammar and spelling, including current slang and dialects. Spelling and Proofreading are available. Babylon 9 also offers more languages, more sources, the ability to translate full Web pages and documents, compatibility with Microsoft Office Speller, and better access to dictionaries and encyclopedias.

"Babylon 9 is a result of listening and communicating with our 90 million registered users worldwide for the past 13 years. Acapela natural voices help enhance the efficiency of our flagship application, providing our users with advanced features and ease of use," says Alon Carmeli, Babylon's CEO.

"We are very happy to be the voice of Babylon, helping to provide an intuitive and friendly service, inspiring translators to work together for their mutual benefit, enabling them to better understand and check their work, encouraging them to share and learn using text to speech solutions," adds Lars-Erik Larsson, Acapela Group's CEO.

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