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LINGUIST List 23.3139

Fri Jul 20 2012

Jobs: Mandarin Chinese; Comp Ling: Consultant, Nuance Communications

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

Date: 20-Jul-2012
From: Nate Blaylock <nate.blaylocknuance.com>
Subject: Mandarin Chinese; Computational Linguistics: Consultant, Nuance Communications
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University or Organization: Nuance Communications
Department: NLP Research
Web Address: http://www.nuance.com
Job Rank: Consultant

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

Required Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)

Description:

We are looking for a short-term, part-time research assistant (ideal
for a masters or PhD student) to help us develop our natural
language understanding systems in Mandarin Chinese. The work is
remote, so you can live anywhere in the US or Canada. The position
would start as soon as possible, for a term of around two months
(possibly renewable). If you're a student, this is a really great way to
put work experience on your CV.

In this position, you will be helping with grammar developement and
data collection.

Minimum requirements:
- Bachelors in linguistics, computer science, or foreign language
- Native speaker of Mandarin Chinese
- Fluent in English
- Comfortable with the Linux command line
- Programming skills - at least two of the following languages: perl,
python, groovy, ruby, java, C/C++, shell scripting
- Must be able to commit to at least 15 hours a week
- Must be authorized to work in the US or Canada.

Preferred requirements:
- Masters in computational linguistics, natural language processing,
linguistics, or computer science
- Experience writing BNF or SRGS grammars
- Knowledge of databases, especially lucene/solr
- Commit to 20 hours a week or more

Applicant must be authorized to work in the US or Canada. The work
will be done remotely, so no relocation is needed.

Interested applicants can send their resumes to Nate Blaylock at the
applications email address below.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: nate.blaylocknuance.com
Contact Information:
Nate Blaylock
Email: nate.blaylocknuance.com

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