LINGUIST List 21.3833

Fri Oct 01 2010

Jobs: Various Langs &Fields: Linguistic Engineer, Nuance Communications

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        1.    LM Linguistics, Arabic, Standard, Turkish, Hebrew & Computational Linguistics, Lexicography, Phonetics, Phonology, Text/corpus Linguistics: Linguistic Engineer, Nuance Communications Inc., Belgium

Message 1: Arabic, Standard, Turkish, Hebrew & Computational Linguistics, Lexicography, Phonetics, Phonology, Text/corpus Linguistics: Linguistic Engineer, Nuance Communications Inc., Belgium
Date: 28-Sep-2010
From: LM Linguistics <lm.linguisticsnuance.com>
Subject: Arabic, Standard, Turkish, Hebrew & Computational Linguistics, Lexicography, Phonetics, Phonology, Text/corpus Linguistics: Linguistic Engineer, Nuance Communications Inc., Belgium
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University or Organization: Nuance Communications Inc. Department: Language Modeling Job Location: , Belgium Web Address: http://www.nuance.com
Job Rank: Linguistic Engineer

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Lexicography; Phonetics; Phonology; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Required Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)
                            Hebrew (heb)                             Turkish (tur)
Description:

Nuance Communications, Inc., a world-wide leader in speech technology, isseeking a full-time linguist to support expansion of its mobile search andmessaging products into Middle Eastern language markets.

Potential candidates should be located in Europe or North America. Theposition will be located at one of Nuance's offices, preferably Merelbeke,Belgium, or Burlington, Massachusetts, USA.

Responsibilities- Evaluating design and quality of existing pronunciation dictionaries- Identifying new entries for general and specialized dictionaries- Correcting existing dictionary entries- Phonetic transcription- Serving as language expert resource for engineers and researchers- Writing and maintaining CFG grammars for tokenizing and postprocessing- Supervising language consultant contractors

Qualifications- Native skill and literacy in Arabic- Native or near-native skill in English.- A high level of proficiency and literacy in Turkish and/or Hebrew.- A post-graduate degree in linguistics.- Experience with phonetic transcription and the International PhoneticAlphabet.- Ability to work independently.- Basic knowledge of Unix/Linux (navigating directory structures, copyingfiles, etc.)- Familiarity with a text editor (e.g. emacs or vi).- Ability to program in a scripting language (e.g. Perl or Python).- Knowledge of other languages than the ones mentioned above is a plus.

Application Deadline: 11-Oct-2010 Email Address for Applications: lm.linguisticsnuance.com Contact Information:
LM Linguistics Email: lm.linguisticsnuance.com

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