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Tue Aug 14 2012

Jobs: Comp Ling: NLP Language Modelling Research Engineers, Nuance Communications

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <sarahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 14-Aug-2012
From: None Given <EMEAJOBSnuance.com>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: NLP Language Modelling Research Engineers, Nuance Communications, Merelbeke, Belgium
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University or Organization: Nuance Communications
Job Location: Merelbeke, Belgium
Web Address: http://www.nuance.com
Job Rank: NLP Language Modelling Research Engineers

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


Description:

At Nuance Communications, everything we do is focused on
developing the most human, natural, intuitive ways to use your voice
to take command of information. Our people and our technology
have pioneered the highest functioning speech software in the world,
ceaselessly perfecting the ability for machines to recognize and
emulate the human voice. We design and deliver technologies that
intuitively link man, machine and the global storehouse of
knowledge to help companies and consumers work seamlessly and
intelligently with the world.

Role: NLP Language Modelling Research Engineers
Location: Merelbeke, Belgium
Job REF: 8092

Job Description:
- Develop natural language processing algorithms and code related
to domain arbitration decisions.
- Prepare environment that enables the transfer of the technology to
data production teams.
- NLP algorithm research
- Improve decision making for arbitration of recognition hypotheses
- Advance the state of the art of automotive NLU by creating new
approaches as well as analyzing shortcomings, identifying areas of
improvement, and developing solutions
- Assist with or carry out productization of software: turning research
code into stable software
- Design and develop tools related to the NLU development process
- Solve problems for project teams working on customer projects
- Train and optimize natural language understanding models
- Supervise data processing
- Run tuning and optimization experiments

Skills and Experience Required:
- Strong programming skills, ideally in Python, Java, and/or C
- Skills related to text processing, scripting languages, regular
expressions
- Background in statistics, pattern recognition, and/or signal
processing
- Excellent oral and written communications skills in English
- Ability to carry out focused and goal-oriented research and
development, ability to assume responsibility for one's work
- Ability to work in an international team as well as independently in
fast-paced environment
- Ability to creatively solve problems while leveraging existing
technology with an eye for efficiency

Preferred Skills:
- Expertise in natural language processing, computational
linguistics, language modeling, search, and/or machine translation
- PhD or equivalent research experience are a strong asset
- Knowledge of speech recognition theory, acoustics, and/or psycho-
acoustics
- User interface, human-machine interaction, and dialogue system
development experience
- Operational knowledge of languages other than English

To apply, please visit the application URL below and enter reference
number 8092.

Application Deadline: 14-Feb-2013 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: EMEAJOBSnuance.com
Web Address for Applications: http://www.nuance.com/careers
Contact Information:
None Given
Email: EMEAJOBSnuance.com

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