LINGUIST List 22.1032|
Wed Mar 02 2011
Jobs: Comp Ling; Phonetics: Linguistic Engineer, Nuance Communications
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1. Nicki Myddleton-jones ,
Computational Linguistics; Phonetics: Linguistic Engineer, Nuance Communications
Message 1: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics: Linguistic Engineer, Nuance Communications
From: Nicki Myddleton-jones <Nicki.mjnuance.com>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics: Linguistic Engineer, Nuance Communications
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University or Organization: Nuance Communications
Department: Research and Development
Job Location: , ----------------
Web Address: http://www.nuance.com
Job Rank: Linguistic Engineer
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics
Nuance Communications, Inc., a world-wide leader in speech technology, is
seeking a linguistic engineer to support expansion of its mobile search and
messaging products into new language markets.
Candidates for this position should be located either in North America
(Boston) or in Europe (Ghent or Aachen). The position will be a temporary
position for six months.
- Evaluating design and quality of pronunciation dictionaries
- Identifying new entries for general and specialized dictionaries
- Correcting existing dictionary entries
- Phonetic transcription
- Serving as a language expert resource for engineers and researchers
- Managing language consultant contractors
Language Skill Requirements
1. English: native or near-native skill
2. Native or near-native skill in at least one language from the following
Hungarian, Croatian, Romanian, Malay, Ukrainian, (Modern) Greek, Turkish,
Thai, Hebrew, and Vietnamese
3. A high degree of proficiency in at least one additional language from a
different language family
- A post-graduate degree in computational linguistics
- Experience with phonetic transcription and the International Phonetic
- Ability to work independently
- Basic knowledge of Unix/Linux (navigating directory structures, copying
- Familiarity with a text editor (e.g. emacs or vi)
- Ability to program in a scripting language (e.g. Perl or Python)
Application Deadline: 15-Mar-2011
Email Address for Applications: Nicki.mjnuance.com
Miss Nicki Myddleton-jones
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