LINGUIST List 24.3115

Wed Jul 31 2013

Jobs: Comp Ling; Morphology; Syntax: Language Engineer, Nuance Communications

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <>

Date: 31-Jul-2013
From: EMEA Jobs <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Morphology; Syntax: Language Engineer, Nuance Communications, Zurich, Switzerland
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University or Organization: Nuance Communications Job Location: Zurich, Switzerland Job Rank: Language Engineer

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Morphology; Syntax


Job Title: Language Engineer
Role Type: Full time contract for 9 months
Location: Switzerland Zurich

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Role Description:
The position as Language Engineer is within the Languages team in R&D TTS, developing and maintaining linguistic components for Nuance’s flagship TTS product “Vocalizer”.

As part of the TTS R&D organization, you will be contributing to the development of text-to-speech technology for all types of markets and platforms. Representative tasks will include:

- Development of linguistic components for various languages and tasks, for instance:
(1) Text normalization
(2) Morphological analysis
(3) Syntactic analysis
(4) Phonology
(5) Prosodic prediction

All of the above include both rule-based approaches as well as data driven methods.

- Testing and evaluation of linguistic components
- Development of new tools supporting development and testing
- Responding to reported issues reported from deployed systems, analyzing, fixing and releasing.
- Potentially managing projects of various scope and team sizes

Skills and experience required:
- Basic scripting skills in python/perl/equivalent, computational linguistics, experience from language technology work
- The successful candidate is a fast learner with an analyitcal mindset and a pragmatic approach to problem solving.
- Experience from version control systems (e.g. hg, svn) a strong plus.
- Strong programming / technical skills a strong plus.
- Enjoying working in a team as well as driving individual initiatives.
- Master’s in computational linguistics / computer science or equivalent

We offer a competitive compensation package and a casual yet technically challenging work environment. Join our dynamic, entrepreneurial team and become part of our fast growing track of continuing success. Nuance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)
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