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LINGUIST List 24.1561

Fri Apr 05 2013

Jobs: English; Korean; Comp Ling; Phonetics; Phonology: Linguistic Engineer (9635), Nuance Communications

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

Date: 05-Apr-2013
From: EMEA Jobs <emeajobsnuance.com>
Subject: English; Korean; Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology: Linguistic Engineer (9635), 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: Linguistic Engineer (9635)

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Lexicography; Phonetics; Phonology

Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            Korean (kor)

Description:

9635: Linguistic Engineer – Korean
Location: Merelbeke (Belgium)

Nuance is a leading provider of speech and imaging solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Our technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with information and how they create, share and use documents. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses, experience Nuance by calling directory assistance, getting account information, dictating patient records, telling a navigation system their destination, or digitally reproducing documents that can be shared and searched. Making each of those experiences productive and compelling is what Nuance is all about.

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 and a casual work environment. Join our dynamic, entrepreneurial team that operates worldwide (Europe, US, APAC). Be a part of our fast growing track of continuing success.

For more information, please see http://www.nuance.com.

Nuance is an equal opportunity employer.

Task:
Developing, maintaining, and improving Korean pronunciation lexica and grammars for speech recognition in mobile and desktop dictation and search products and voice-controlled devices.
- Evaluating design and quality of pronunciation dictionaries
- Identifying new entries for general and specialized dictionaries
- Correcting existing dictionary entries
- Phonetic transcription
- Develop grammar data files for tokenization, formatting and NLU
- Serving as a language expert resource for engineers and researchers
- Managing other language consultant contractors

Profile:
Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:
Number of Years of Work Experience:
- 2-3 years

Required Skills:
Language Skill Requirements:
- English: native or near-native skill
- Korean: native skill
- Proficiency in Mandarin Chinese is a big plus. Proficiency in other languages is also 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

At Nuance Communications we believe our people are our most valuable asset.

We offer competitive compensation packages and we offer you career development opportunities in a challenging technical but casual work environment.

As a Nuance team member you will work within a dynamic international team operating worldwide.

Does Nuance speak to you?

If you are interested in joining our team, please send your English CV including earliest starting date and salary expectations via our home page or via the application email address below including the reference number.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: emeajobsnuance.com
Web Address for Applications: http://www.nuance.com
Contact Information:
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Email: emeajobsnuance.com

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