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LINGUIST List 24.860

Mon Feb 18 2013

Jobs: English; French; Spanish; Phonetics; Computational Ling: Post Doc, Nuance Communications UK Ltd

Editor for this issue: Uliana Kazagasheva <ulianalinguistlist.org>

Date: 18-Feb-2013
From: Nicki Myddleton-Jones <nicki.mjnuance.com>
Subject: English; French; Spanish; Phonetics; Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, Nuance Communications UK Ltd, Merelbeke, Belgium
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University or Organization: Nuance Communications UK Ltd
Job Location: Merelbeke, Belgium
Web Address: http://www.nuance.com
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics

Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            French (fra)
                            Spanish (spa)


Role responsibilities:
- Developing grammar data files for tokenization, formatting and NLU;
- Adding and correcting existing dictionary entries in general and specialized pronunciation dictionaries;
- Serving as a language expert resource for engineers and researchers;
- Managing language consultant contractors and integrating their work.

Skills and experience required

Language skill requirements:
- English: native or near-native skill;
- Native or near-native language skills in French or Spanish;
- Proficiency in at least one of the two required languages;
- Additional knowledge of Italian and/or Portuguese is preferred.

Other requirements:
- A post-graduate degree in computational linguistics;
- Familiarity with parsing and ontologies;
- Experience with phonetic transcription and the International Phonetic Alphabet;
- Ability to do multitasking and work under the stress of deadlines;
- Ability to work independently;
- Knowledge of Unix/Linux;
- Familiarity with text editors, both under Linux (e.g. emacs or vi) and Windows, and character encoding;
- Ability to program in a scripting language (e.g. Perl or Python);
- Familiarity with Machine Learning.

Application Deadline: 29-Mar-2013

Email Address for Applications: emeajobsnuance.com
Contact Information:
Nicki Myddleton-Jones
Email: nicki.mjnuance.com

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