LINGUIST List 29.4537

Thu Nov 15 2018

Jobs: Danish; Norwegian Bokmål; Norwegian Nynorsk; Computational Linguistics: Scientist, Nuance Communications

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 12-Nov-2018
From: Martin Forst <>
Subject: Danish; Norwegian Bokmål; Norwegian Nynorsk; Computational Linguistics: Scientist, 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 (Danish and/or Norwegian)

Job Rank: Scientist

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

Required Language(s): Danish (dan)
                            Norwegian Bokmål (nob)
                            Norwegian Nynorsk (nno)


Our Natural Language Understanding (NLU) Department is currently looking for computer scientists or computational linguists as freelancers who could add Danish and/or Norwegian to the languages supported by our NLU system. Candidates should be available for 20-40 hours per week, ideally during European business hours. The job will consist of porting from English or Swedish to Danish/Norwegian 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 Danish/Norwegian

- Bachelor or Master in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Computational Linguistics, or other relevant technical field
- (Near-)native speakers of Danish and/or Norwegian
- 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 application email below.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

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

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