At Semantix, we develop system tools to communicate better: tools that bring people who speak different languages together, making communication easier, either in their own or in different languages.
Language is one of the things that most distinguishes humans from other animals. It is a powerful tool, although it is far from perfect; it enables us to transmit abstract and concrete concepts. We thus give food and affection and are capable of describing both a rock and a caress. And even so, there are often misunderstandings or misinterpretations that make personal relationships complicated.
We do not always communicate as precisely as we would like, or clearly understand what we are told. But when we have to use a language other than our mother tongue, communication problems can become insurmountable barriers.
Semantix is the fruit of the day-to-day work of a large group of professionals from the most diverse disciplines: linguists, computer engineers, philologists, translators, lexicographers, communication specialists and marketers. Only the combined work of specialists with such a varied education and experience could give rise to such an ambitious project: to conceive and construct system tools that improve communication between people.
About the founder of Semantix, Mikel Urizarbarrena
All the information in the world is distributed among 6,000 languages. And not even people who speak the same language always make themselves understood. There are plenty of examples: incomprehensible instruction manuals, package leaflets for medicines full of technical terms, professional jargon… To make communication easier in this context is the objective of Semantix, the new project undertaken by Mikel Urizarbarrena (Zaldibar, Vizcaya, 1961), who founded, developed and finally sold Panda (although he kept 25% of the company), the fourth most important antivirus firm in the world.
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