LINGUIST List 23.4693

Thu Nov 08 2012

Jobs: NLP; Phonetics: Researcher, Nuance Communications

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



Date: 07-Nov-2012
From: Barrett <david.barrettnuance.com>
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: http://jobs.nuance.com/silicon-valley/programming/jobid2865720-senior-linguist-jobs
Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Natural Language Processing


Description:

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: http://jobs.nuance.com/silicon-valley/programming/jobid2865720-senior-linguist-jobs
Contact Information:
Barrett Email: david.barrettnuance.com

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