SOURCE: Language Weaver

September 15, 2008 09:04 ET

Language Weaver Software Translation Solution Chosen by Babylon, Ltd.

Software as a Service (SaaS) Deployment Helps Consumers Access Live Language Translations as Part of Popular Babylon Translation and Dictionary Solution

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 15, 2008) - Human communication solutions company Language Weaver today announced that Babylon Ltd. (TELAVIV: BBYL), the leading provider of single-click translation and dictionary software, has deployed Language Weaver to power its online consumer translation solution.

Babylon's single-click translation and dictionary service suite will integrate with Language Weaver's Enterprise Translation On Demand, a new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model that delivers high-speed automated translation technology based on open standards including HTTP, SSL, and XML. Language Weaver's SaaS solution offers Babylon subscribers real-time translation capabilities across 60 languages.

[To learn more about Language Weaver's SaaS platform, listen to a podcast with Language Weaver co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Daniel Marcu at http://blog.languageweaver.com.]

Alon Carmeli, Babylon CEO, noted, ''Babylon is currently installed on some 50 million desktops around the world. Based on our customers' requests, we are adding a text translation service to all of our solutions. We selected Language Weaver following intensive market research. Together, Babylon and Language Weaver will provide the market with the best dictionary and translation solution available."

"Our mission is to provide our partner Babylon with a competitive edge through high-quality and fast communications solutions that feature language translations," said Language Weaver's CEO Mark Tapling. "We are pleased to be partnering with Babylon and helping them focus on their core business solutions, which are aimed at aggregating and serving up compelling content to millions of consumers in the language of their choice," added Tapling.

There are more than 1.5 billion people with Web access today and the size of the current translation market is estimated at $14 billion according to Common Sense Advisory (http://www.commonsenseadvisory.com/), a research and consulting firm based in Lowell, Massachusetts. Because of the dramatically lower costs that the latest translation technology enables, Language Weaver estimates that untapped markets total more than $67.5 billion.

Language Weaver is a pioneer and global leader in statistical machine translation, which is powered by statistical algorithms instead of conventional rule-based methods. The partnership with Babylon underscores Language Weaver recent commitment to focus on three new commercial markets -- Web Content, Business Intelligence, and Customer Care -- in addition to its ongoing success with the federal government.

[To hear Language Weaver CEO Mark Tapling describe the company's business agenda, visit http://blog.languageweaver.com to listen to a podcast.]

About Babylon

Babylon.com (TELAVIV: BBYL) is a world leading provider of online dictionary and translation solutions. Babylon user base exceeds 50 million desktop installations in more than 190 countries. Visit http://www.babylon.com.

About Language Weaver

Language Weaver www.languageweaver.com is a human communications solutions company and pioneer in automated language translation, delivering volume, speed and accuracy to ensure effective communications. Serving digital industries and enterprise customers directly and through strategic partnerships, the Company's solutions are proven to translate high-value, dynamic, digital information into a significant business advantage. Business operations powered by Language Weaver solutions experience compelling improvements in operating effectiveness.