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LINGUIST List 20.2630

Wed Jul 29 2009

Jobs: French & Computational Linguistics: Consultant, Nuance

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        1.    Ditte Kimps, French & Computational Linguistics: Consultant, Nuance, Telecommute

Message 1: French & Computational Linguistics: Consultant, Nuance, Telecommute
Date: 27-Jul-2009
From: Ditte Kimps <Ditte.KimpsNuance.com>
Subject: French & Computational Linguistics: Consultant, Nuance, Telecommute
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University or Organization: Nuance
Job Location: (Telecommute)
Web Address: http://www.nuance.com

Job Rank: Consultant

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Lexicography

Required Language(s): French (fra)

Description:

Part-time French Language Consultant Wanted

Nuance Communications, Inc., a world-wide leader in speech technology, is
seeking a part-time language consultant to enhance our French language
dictionaries.

All work will be done off-site (e.g. at your home).

Responsibilities:
- Evaluating design and quality of pronunciation dictionaries
- Merging pronunciation dictionaries
- Evaluating and correcting dictionary entries
- Identifying new entries for general and specialized dictionaries.
- Writing phonetic transcriptions for new and existing entries.
- Serving as language expert resource for engineers and researchers.

Requirements:
- Native fluency in French.
- Completion or near-completion of undergraduate degree in linguistics.
- Knowledge of International Phonetic Alphabet.
- Familiarity with a text editor such as emacs or vi.
- Ability to work independently.
- Up-to-date computer.
- Home internet connection.

Helpful Skills:
- Expertise in medicine, law, or technology.
- Knowledge of UNIX.
- Ability to program in a scripting language.

An average of 10 hours per week of work is needed for this project. It's
possible the project will require more time, with the likelihood of
additional sporadic tasks over the next six months. Pay is 15-18 Euros per
hour, depending on experience.

To apply, please submit your resume or CV and a brief statement describing
your experience and abilities to the application email listed below. We
will consider only electronic submissions. No phone calls, please.

(Positions may be filled before the application deadline if qualified
applicants are found.)


Application Deadline: 14-Aug-2009

Email Address for Applications: Ditte.KimpsNuance.com
Contact Information:
Ditte Kimps
Email: Ditte.KimpsNuance.com
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