LINGUIST List 29.29

Tue Jan 02 2018

Jobs: English; Spanish; computational Linguistics: NLU Consultant

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 02-Jan-2018
From: Martin Forst <>
Subject: English; Spanish; computational Linguistics: NLU Consultant, Montreal, Canada
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University or Organization: Nuance Communications
Department: Mobility
Job Location: Montreal, QC, Canada (Telecommute)
Web Address:
Job Title: NLU Consultant

Job Rank: Consultant

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            Spanish (spa)


Our Natural Language Understanding (NLU) team is currently looking for a computational linguist with (near-)native language skills in European Spanish and another one native in American English as full time contractors. Candidates should be available for 40 hours per week, ideally in the EST time zone. 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 European Spanish

- Bachelor or Master in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Computational Linguistics or other relevant technical field
- Native speaker of American English / European Spanish
- Solid Unix skills (bash)
- Sound knowledge of regular expressions
- Sound programming skills (preferably in Java or 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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