LINGUIST List 23.3139

Fri Jul 20 2012

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

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <>

Date: 20-Jul-2012
From: Nate Blaylock <>
Subject: Mandarin Chinese; Computational Linguistics: Consultant, Nuance Communications
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University or Organization: Nuance Communications Department: NLP Research Web Address:
Job Rank: Consultant

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

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


We are looking for a short-term, part-time research assistant (idealfor a masters or PhD student) to help us develop our naturallanguage understanding systems in Mandarin Chinese. The work isremote, so you can live anywhere in the US or Canada. The positionwould 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 toput work experience on your CV.

In this position, you will be helping with grammar developement anddata 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 workwill be done remotely, so no relocation is needed.

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

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)
Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
Nate Blaylock Email:

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