LINGUIST List 29.28

Tue Jan 02 2018

Jobs: Italian; Computational Linguistics: NLU Consultant, Nuance Communications

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 02-Jan-2018
From: Martin Forst <>
Subject: Italian; Computational Linguistics: NLU Consultant, Nuance Communications, Aachen, Germany
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University or Organization: Nuance Communications
Department: Mobility
Job Location: Aachen, Germany (Telecommute)
Web Address:
Job Title: NLU Consultant

Job Rank: Consultant

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

Required Language(s): Italian (ita)


Our Natural Language Understanding (NLU) team is currently looking for an Italian-speaking computational linguist as a part-time contractor. Candidates should be available for 20-30 hours per week, ideally during European business hours; the job can be done remotely, but if candidates prefer, they may also come into a Nuance office. The job will consist of extending and improving our Machine-Learning-based NLU projects by developing grammars and lexical resources, by correcting annotated data, and by tuning the system or tools in other ways.

- Building up language-specific resources to be used for Speech Recognition software
- Developing grammars for Natural Language Understanding
- Enrich the coverage of data or dictionaries
- Working on Machine Learning models for NLU, including training, evaluation and error analysis
- Text manipulation and data processing
- Localization of data, online surveys, etc. into Italian

- Bachelor or Master in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Computational Linguistics or other relevant technical field
- (Near-)native speaker of Italian
- Solid Unix skills (bash)
- Sound knowledge of regular expressions and a scripting language (e.g. Python)
- Familiarity with version-control software (git, svn)
- Background knowledge or some experience in NLU or supervised Machine Learning
- Fluency in English (written and oral)

We offer:
- Suitable training in relevant NLU projects
- Adequate compensation
- 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 your (short) CV by email to the address below.

Application Deadline: This position has been filled.

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

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