Babylon is a computer dictionary and translation program, developed by Babylon Ltd., an Israeli public company. When a user clicks on text using the right mouse button or combination of the right mouse button and a keyboard modifier, the Babylon window appears with a translation and definition of the clicked term. Babylon is a tool used for translation and conversion of currencies, measurements and time, as well as for obtaining other contextual information. Babylon has a patented OCR technology and a single-click activation that works in any Microsoft Windows program, such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel, Internet Explorer and Adobe Reader. When activated, Babylon opens a small popup window that displays the translation or definition. On 7 August 2010, Microsoft antivirus products identified the software application as malware (identified as Adware: Win32/Babylon) due to potentially intrusive behavior. Sixteen days later, on 23 August 2010, Microsoft announced that Babylon Ltd. had modified the program and that it was no longer categorized as malware.
About (from Babylon Ltd. at www.babylon.com)
“Babylon.com, founded in 1997, is a public company traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (BBYL). Babylon Ltd. is a global Internet company and the leading provider of language solutions, bridging the language gap between online users worldwide. The Co”