LINGUIST List 23.4693

Thu Nov 08 2012

Jobs: NLP; Phonetics: Researcher, Nuance Communications

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <>

Date: 07-Nov-2012
From: Barrett <>
Subject: Natural Language Processing; Phonetics: Researcher, Nuance Communications, California, USA
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University or Organization: Nuance Communications Job Location: California, USA Web Address:
Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Natural Language Processing


Nuance's Mobility Division builds innovative, intelligent and intuitive touchand speech interfaces to simplify and enhance the way people interact withmobile devices, applications, and services. Nuance Mobile solutions makemobile devices and in-car systems easier to use, automate customer self-service, and optimize the access and discovery of even the most advancedmobile applications and content - regardless of technical know-how, location,environment, or physical and literacy capabilities.

As a Linguist, you'll be working in speech synthesis environments that sitbetween Nuance's Research, Product, and Professional Services groups.You will be developing speech synthesis products for next-generation, hostedspeech delivery.

We're looking for someone who is creative, self-driven, and fun to work with -especially in a fast-paced environment. Our group is unique in that we workacross all lines of business, which generates exciting internal and externalengagements as well as cool mash-up opportunities. Help us create the nextgeneration of Human Machine Interfaces that will be incorporated into dailylife.

Responsibilities:- Mine and filter data relevant to speech corpora- Prepare corpora for studio recording and annotation- Direct voice talent for signal capture and corpus creation- Version and distribute packages for external linguistic contractors- Enhance product dictionaries to support data domain OOV's- Work with internal tools and infrastructure to compile voice fonts andassociated databases- Segment, build, and tune experimental voice fonts- Manage and deploy Linux and Windows tools and server environments

Qualifications:- 5-10 years industry experience as Phonetician- Experience working with Text-to-Speech tools and products- Some Unix text-processing (AWK, sed) and administration skills (Ubuntu,CentOS)- Python scripting and NLP experience a++

Application Deadline: 31-Jan-2013 Web Address for Applications:
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