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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
Date: 01-Mar-2011
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: , ---------------- (Telecommute)
Web Address: http://www.nuance.com
Job Rank: Linguistic Engineer

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics


Description:

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.

Primary Responsibilities
- 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
list:
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

Other Requirements
- A post-graduate degree in computational linguistics
- Experience with phonetic transcription and the International Phonetic
Alphabet
- Ability to work independently
- Basic knowledge of Unix/Linux (navigating directory structures, copying
files, etc.)
- 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
Contact Information:
Miss Nicki Myddleton-jones
Email: Nicki.mjnuance.com

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