LINGUIST List 29.2693

Thu Jun 28 2018

Jobs: Thai; Computational Linguistics: Consultant, Nuance Communications

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 27-Jun-2018
From: Martin Forst <>
Subject: Thai; Computational Linguistics: Consultant, Nuance Communications
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University or Organization: Nuance Communications
Department: Mobile/NLU
Job Location: Aachen, NRW, Germany (Telecommute)
Web Address:
Job Title: NLP Consultant (Thai)

Job Rank: Consultant

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

Required Language(s): Thai (tha)


Our Natural Language Understanding (NLU) Department is currently looking for computer scientists or computational linguists as freelancers who could add Thai to the languages supported by our NLU system. Candidates should be available for 20-40 hours per week, ideally during European or North American business hours. The job will consist of porting from English or other languages to Thai resources used by our Machine-Learning-based NLU system, which is an AI (Artificial Intelligence) component integrated into products used by millions of people all over the world, and to improve them over time. The work will involve the development of grammars and lexical resources, the correction of annotated data, and other adjustments of the system.

- Creation of resources to be used for Speech Recognition software
- Development of grammars for Natural Language Understanding
- (Re)Training of Machine Learning models for NLU, including evaluation and error analysis
- Text manipulation and data processing
- Localization of data, online surveys, etc. into Thai

- Bachelor or Master in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Computational Linguistics, or other relevant technical field
- (Near-)native speaker of Thai
- Affinity with statistics and Machine Learning
- Solid Unix skills (bash)
- Sound knowledge of regular expressions and a scripting language such as Python or Perl
- Familiarity with version-control software (git, svn)
- Fluency in English (written and oral)

We offer:
- Suitable training in interesting NLU projects
- Adequate compensation
- Flexible working hours
- Great team in an international working environment

Nuance is a great place to be -- at the cutting edge of Machine Learning for Natural Language Processing.

Does this sound interesting to you?

Please send a short CV by email to the address below.

Application Deadline: 15-Jul-2018

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr. Martin Forst

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