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LINGUIST List 24.1121

Tue Mar 05 2013

Jobs: French; German; Comp Ling; Lexicography; Phonetics: Linguistic Engineer, Nuance Communications

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

Date: 04-Mar-2013
From: EMEA Jobs <emeajobsnuance.com>
Subject: French; German; Computational Linguistics; Lexicography; Phonetics: Linguistic Engineer, Nuance Communications, Merelbeke, Belgium or Burlington, USA
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University or Organization: Nuance Communications
Job Location: Merelbeke, Belgium
Job Rank: Linguistic Engineer

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Lexicography; Phonetics

Required Language(s): French (fra)
                            German (deu)

Description:

Company Profile:
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.

Job Reference: 1-8703
Role Title: Linguistic Engineer - French/German (1 year contract)
Role Type: Contract
Role Location: Candidates can be based in Merelbeke – Belgium or Burlington USA

Role Responsibilities:
- Evaluating design and quality of pronunciation dictionaries
- Identifying new entries for general and specialized dictionaries
- Correcting existing dictionary entries
- Phonetic transcription
- Create grammar data files for tokenizing, formatting and NLU
- Serving as a language expert resource for engineers and researchers
- Managing other language consultant contractors

Required Skills:
Language Skill Requirements:
1. English: native or near-native skill
2. Native or near-native skill in French and/or German and good knowledge of the other language.
3. Proficiency in other languages is a plus

Other Requirements:
- A post-graduate degree in computational linguistics
- Experience with phonetic transcription and the International Phonetic Alphabet
- Ability to do multitasking and work under the stress of deadlines
- 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)

Preferred Skills:
- Team leadership and/or management experience

Education:
- A post-graduate degree in computational linguistics

Application Deadline: 06-May-2013

Email Address for Applications: emeajobsnuance.com
Contact Information:
EMEA Jobs
Email: emeajobsnuance.com

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