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المزيد من الدول
Some Medialexie history

The early 2000s marked a turning point in Mr. Vessiere's professional activities. During the 90s he consecrated his work to the realization of avant-garde yet practical applications made with linguistic engineering technology (the conjunction of IT and linguistics).

With his pioneering team of engineers and linguists, he developed the very first industrial versions of the automatic switchboard, information and transaction servers, and personal assistants; all of which work with voice recognition and voice synthesis within communication networks. These innovations were recognized by numerous awards and trophies.

It was a real source of motivation for him to participate in the creation of new modes of communication, but he became discouraged to see that the solutions he was being asked to create were voluntarily ignoring the members of the public that were most in need of them: people with handicaps.

This was a watershed moment for a radical change in direction. From then on his goal would be to use Natural Language Processing technology to help people with communication difficulties.

So, in January 2000 Mr. Vessier entered an annual competition held by the French Ministry of Industry and Research in order to find the funds necessary to start up his project (ANVAR/OSEO). He won the competition, and spent the next year studying specific language impairments, with the help of his wife, who is a special needs teacher for the French National Education Department. Disregarding expert opinion that it is impossible to use Natural Language Processing to help people with dyslexia, Mr. Vessiere founded Medialexie on the university technological platform within an engineering school, in January 2003. Within very little time, the young company deposed two patents.

Medialexie has three goals: firstly, to call upon the most advanced technology in the field of computational linguistics, secondly, to offer the most powerful solutions in the most user friendly form, and thirdly and most importantly, adapt technology and ergonomics to the needs of users with handicaps.

Medialexie rests on one fundamental idea: it is the users themselves who define the company’s research and development direction. All the actors in the field are involved: students, their parents, their teachers and their health professionals; without forgetting specialists, researchers and associations.

The users of our technology are the best testers, and Medialexie makes every effort to take into account their requests and feedback.

No other company of a comparable size to Medialexie invests as much into research and the improvement of their products. For example, at the moment, Medialexie is host to two young researchers who are doing doctoral theses.

All of Medialexie’s updates are free, and users with older versions of the software also receive all the latest tools for that version for free. For example, in the last two years, updates have included the Agenda, the Predictor, the Imaginer (mind mapping application) and the Calame (note organization application).

The company offers real support to users: training (free for certain versions), onsite or video conference presentations or training, the Cloud, telephone or email help desk, etc.

Medialexie has opened the door to the use of computational linguistics in aid of communication handicaps. Even if the company has often been copied, it has yet to be equaled!

In conclusion, for Medialexie, a user of their technology in not just a ‘consumer’ but an individual, and their mission is to help that individual’s talents blossom.

2001 2009 2011/2012

Logo


Many have asked 'why a bird?'

The first reason is that the bird represented is in fact an ‘IBIS’, and in Egyptian mythology, the ibis is a representation of the god ‘THOTH’.

Who is Thot?

Thoth is a major divinity in the Egyptian pantheon. Gifted with great intelligence, Thoth is seen as the god of science, writing, art and wisdom Thoth was clerk to the gods. It was he who, in order to better communicate, invented hieroglyphics. He is the inventor of writing and language, he is the god of scribes; the incarnation of intelligence and speech.

The respect that Thoth inspires is due to his unlimited knowledge. All the sciences are in his possession: he knows all and understands all. Being the holder of knowledge he is charged with its diffusion. This is why he invented writing.

Scribes.

The Scribe (from the Latin scriba, from scribere, to write) designates a literate civil servant; educated in the art of writing and arithmetics. Omnipresent as an administrator, accountant, record taker and public writer, the scribe keeps the pharaonic state running from its bureaucracy, army and temples. The amplitude of the scribes’ duty underlines the importance the State placed, right from the grandest eras, on writing. This is an indispensible witness to all that constituted the life of a country in which the government is founded on the precise knowledge of people, possessions and positions.

This is why we have called our most complete version the Medialexie Scribe

It is a way for us to recognize and highlight the exceptional work done by those people who knew to leave us with an invaluable inheritance. An inheritance that lets us learn about and understand the history of Egypt, thanks to writing!

But why the bird in the logo?


The ibis represents the user of our software. The bird is looking ahead. It is inviting us to challenge ourselves, to look forward, because that is where you will build your future with us!

Whatever your choice be, we are proud to be able to help you get there. We trust you!

Do as the Ibis does and take wing! Do as the Egyptian scribes did and leave your mark in history, like so many before you!