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LINGUIST List 22.3359

Wed Aug 24 2011

Jobs: Various Langs; Phonetics: Engineer, Nuance Communications

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        1.     Nicki Myddleton-Jones , Various Languages; Phonetics: Linguistic Engineer, Nuance Communication International Bvba, Merelbeke, Belgium

Message 1: Various Languages; Phonetics: Linguistic Engineer, Nuance Communication International Bvba, Merelbeke, Belgium
Date: 24-Aug-2011
From: Nicki Myddleton-Jones <nicki.mjnuance.com>
Subject: Various Languages; Phonetics: Linguistic Engineer, Nuance Communication International Bvba, Merelbeke, Belgium
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University or Organization: Nuance Communication International BVBA
Department: Research & Developement
Job Location: Merelbeke, Belgium
Web Address: https://jobs-nuance.icims.com/jobs/6794/job
Job Rank: Linguistic Engineer

Specialty Areas: Phonetics

Required Language(s): Basque (eus)
                            Estonian (est)
                            Finnish (fin)
                            Hebrew (heb)
                            Latvian (lav)
                            Lithuanian (lit)
                            Dari (prs)
                            Thai (tha)
                            Turkish (tur)
                            Urdu (urd)
                            Vietnamese (vie)

Description:

Linguistic Engineer - 12 Month Contract

Linguistic Engineer required to provide linguistic support for language
expansion of Mobile search and dictation applications

Key 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 other language consultant contractors
- Merging in house resources
- Develop, enhance and debug NLP grammars

Skills and Experience Required

1) Language Skill Requirements
- English: native or near-native skills
- Native skills in at least one language from the following list:
* Finnish
* Basque
* Estonian
* Lithuanian
* Latvian
* Turkish
* Farsi
* Thai
* Hebrew
* Vietnamese
* Urdu
- And knowledge of at least one other language apart from English

2) Other Requirements
- A post-graduate degree in linguistics
- Experience with phonetic transcription and the International Phonetic
Alphabet
- Ability to program in a scripting language (e.g. Perl or Python)
- 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 work in a fast-paced environment
- Team leadership and/or management experience desired

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: nicki.mjnuance.om
Web Address for Applications: http://jobs-nuance.icims.com/jobs/6794/job
Contact Information:
Ms Nicki Myddleton-Jones
Email: nicki.mjnuance.com


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