LINGUIST List 24.1567

Fri Apr 05 2013

Jobs: English; Japanese; Comp Ling; Phonetics; Phonology: Senior Linguistic Engineer (9646), Nuance Communications

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Date: 05-Apr-2013
From: EMEA Jobs <>
Subject: English; Japanese; Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology: Senior Linguistic Engineer (9646), Nuance Communications, Merelbeke, Belgium
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University or Organization: Nuance Communications Job Location: Merelbeke, Belgium Web Address:
Job Rank: Senior Linguistic Engineer (9646)

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Lexicography; Phonetics; Phonology

Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            Japanese (jpn)

9646: Senior Linguistic Engineer – Japanese
Location: Merelbeke (Belgium)

Nuance is a leading provider of speech and imaging solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Our technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with information and how they create, share and use documents. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses, experience Nuance by calling directory assistance, getting account information, dictating patient records, telling a navigation system their destination, or digitally reproducing documents that can be shared and searched. Making each of those experiences productive and compelling is what Nuance is all about.

As a contributing member of Nuance, you will work within a dynamic team environment to develop, support, market and sell our award-winning software applications. We offer competitive compensation packages and a casual work environment. Join our dynamic, entrepreneurial team that operates worldwide (Europe, US, APAC). Be a part of our fast growing track of continuing success.

For more information, please see

Nuance is an equal opportunity employer.

Developing, maintaining, and improving pronunciation lexica and grammars for speech recognition in mobile and desktop dictation and search products and voice-controlled devices.

Key Duties:
- Developing grammar data files for tokenization, formatting and NLU
- Developing recognition grammars for finite-state speech recognition- Adding and correcting existing dictionary entries in general and specialized pronunciation dictionaries- Serving as a language expert resource for engineers and researchers- Managing language consultant contractors and integrating their work

Language Skill Requirements:
- English: native or near-native skill
- Native language skills in Japanese
- Proficiency in another language, preferably an Asian one.

Education Background:
- A post-graduate degree in computational linguistics

Other Requirements:
- A post-graduate degree in computational linguistics
- Familiarity with parsing and ontologies
- Experience with phonetic transcription and the International Phonetic Alphabet
- Ability to do multitasking and work under the stress of deadlines
- Ability to work independently
- Knowledge of Unix/Linux
- Familiarity with text editors, both under Linux (e.g. emacs or vi) and Windows, and character encoding
- Ability to program in a scripting language (e.g. Perl or Python)
- Ability to multi-task
- Ability to function in a fast-pace environment

Desired Skills:
- Team leadership and/or management experience - Familiarity with machine learning

We offer.

At Nuance Communications we believe our people are our most valuable asset.

We offer competitive compensation packages and we offer you career development opportunities in a challenging technical but casual work environment.

As a Nuance team member you will work within a dynamic international team operating worldwide.

Does Nuance speak to you?

If you are interested in joining our team, please send your English CV including earliest starting date and salary expectations via our home page or via the application email address below including the reference number.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)
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