MONS, Belgium, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Acapela Group, the leading voice expert, announces that it has been selected by Babylon, the world's leading provider of language solutions, to speech empower Babylon 9.
Acapela natural tones will support millions of Babylon users worldwide with pleasant audio pronunciation of a searched word, to optimize the translation process and language learning.
Babylon 9 provides one click translation for any computer application such as email, internet pages, pdf documents and word files. Unlike many toolbar based applications, Babylon can be used with any application employed by the end user.
Voice capability is one of the breakthrough features of Babylon 9.
Acapela text to speech voices come in to offer a pleasant audio version of the translation, significantly enriching the interface of the application with male and female voices, in any of 18 languages.
Other features provide translators with advanced tools and the best available advice. For instance, Babylon Live Translation Community provides the opportunity for fellow translators to ask and answer questions and so enables them to access advice on translation, grammar and spelling including current slang and dialects, thereby guaranteeing a markedly improved translation of any text. Spelling and Proofreading are available to ensure that not only syntax is correct but that nothing important has been omitted or skipped during the translation process. Additional features included in version 9: 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.
About Babylon Ltd. http://www.babylon.com:
Babylon.com is a publicly traded company that was founded in 1997. The company is a leading provider of language solutions such as online dictionary and translation software, language learning solutions, English writing enhancement and more. The Babylon.com user base exceeds 90 million desktop installations in more than 200 markets worldwide.
About Acapela Group - http://www.acapela-group.com:
Acapela Group, the leading voice expert, invents text to speech solutions to give your content a voice in up to 30 languages and helps its customers to build their 'Voice strategy', to add audible value to their services and applications through the spoken word. Acapela speech solutions enable any written text to be turned into natural speech files, using any of the 60 High Quality standard voices or an organization's/company's own synthesized voice talent - produced through Acapela Voice Factory - for improved market recognition and audio-brand visibility.
Over 1000 companies around the world have already adopted Acapela high quality voices to voice-empower their products and services, in very different markets.
Check out http://www.acapela.tv, Acapela Group's sparkling laboratory with over 75 million talking cards created and shared http://www.acapela-vaas.com, the Acapela on-line service for smart vocalization http://www.acapela-for-iphone.com to develop talkative apps http://www.acapela-box.com, for easy all-rights-included, on-demand, sound file production.
SOURCE Acapela Group