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Mon Aug 15 2011

Jobs: NLP: Data Processing Engineer, Nuance Communications

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        1.     Recruitment Team , Natural Language Processing: Data Processing Engineer, Nuance Communications, MA, USA

Message 1: Natural Language Processing: Data Processing Engineer, Nuance Communications, MA, USA
Date: 15-Aug-2011
From: Recruitment Team <careersnuance.com>
Subject: Natural Language Processing: Data Processing Engineer, Nuance Communications, MA, USA
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University or Organization: Nuance Communications
Job Location: Massachusetts, USA
Web Address: http://www.nuance.com
Job Rank: Data Processing Engineer

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing


As a contributing member of Nuance, you will work within a dynamic team
environment to develop, support, market and sell our award-winning software
applications. We offer competitive compensation packages; including stock
options, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, 401(k), full health and welfare
benefits and a challenging technical but casual work environment. Join our
dynamic, entrepreneurial team that operates worldwide (Europe, US, Canada,
APAC). Be a part of our fast growing track of continuing success.

Nuance is an equal opportunity employer.

Computer scientist in the Heathcare Research organization working on a
state of the art evidence based medicine and clinical decision support
system in collaboration with IBM based on the Watson technology.

Major duty is to integrate medical data sources, run experiments, perform
error analysis, to engage with Nuance Watson Core team, IBM Watson JDA
team and Nuance application development teams.

- Research objective is to build a state of the art evidence based medical
decision support system as part of the Nuance DeepQA healthcare team in
collaboration with IBM Research.
- This research will focus on how to transform the IBM Watson DeepQA
Question and Answer architecture to applications in healthcare. Since it will
leverage large corpora and external medical data sources, this position will be
responsible for augmenting the existing corpora and training and test set
- Another aspect of this work is to identify and prepare data for training and
testing different components of natural language processing systems,
including segmenting and document structuring, POS tagging, syntactic
parsing, word sense disambiguation, semantic tagging and interpretation,
normalizing extracted facts to standard code systems with or without
underlying hierarchies and system confidence estimation.
- Content acquisition and analysis is to be conducted in the context of
building a scalable, commercializable medical decision support systems on
top of available in-house resources and technologies - such as Ontologies,
parsers, taggers etc.
- In addition to data processing some amount of work would be required in
acquisition and processing of knowledge sources such as lists, catalogs,
drug data bases, Ontologies, semantic networks etc.


1) Number of Years of Work Experience: 2+

2) Required Skills:
- Experience working with processing large data corpora and information
retrieval is required
- Programming experience in one of these languages is required: JAVA,
C++, PERL, Python
- Bash/Unix scripting skills are required
- SQL or other Database knowledge is highly desirable

3) Preferred Skills:
- Experience in medical text analytics and/or clinical information retrieval is a
definite PLUS
- In addition to the above techniques, research experience in machine
learning, stochastic parsing, semantic tagging, rule based and expert
systems, logic programming and confidence estimation techniques is
- Experience working with UIMA is a definite PLUS

4) Education:
- Masters in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics or equivalent

Application Deadline: 15-Nov-2011

Web Address for Applications: http://jobs-nuance.icims.com/jobs/6597/job
Contact Information:
Recruitment Team
Email: careersnuance.com

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