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6. Babylon Computer Dictionary

In 1995, Israeli entrepreneur Amnon Ovadia began working on an online English-Hebrew dictionary that wouldn’t interrupt the source text. This work resulted in the founding of Babylon Ltd. in 1997, and the first edition of the Babylon computer dictionary launching that year.

Just one year later, Babylon boasted 2.5 million users from around the world. Within three years, the system had nearly doubled that number. Babylon was ultimately integrated into most Microsoft programs, allowing users to translate content with just the click of a mouse.

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