LINGUIST List 29.4736

Thu Nov 29 2018

Jobs: German; Computational Linguistics: Scientist, NUANCE Communications

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 28-Nov-2018
From: Rishi Somaia <>
Subject: German; Computational Linguistics: Scientist, NUANCE Communications, Aachen, Germany
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University or Organization: NUANCE Communications
Job Location: Aachen, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Senior NLU Research Application Scientist (18 month fixed-term contract)

Job Rank: Scientist

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

Required Language(s): German (deu)


The job will consist of extending and improving our Machine-Learning-based German NLU projects. The candidate will be developing grammars and lexical resources, correcting annotated data, and tuning the system or tools in other ways.

- Building up German NLU 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 German
- Perform tasks related to securing and keeping the products, tools, and processes that you are responsible for securing

- 3-5 years of work experience
- Master in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, or Computational Linguistics
- (Near-)native speaker of German/Fluent German - essential
- NLU experience - essential
- 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)

To apply, please send your CV to the application email provided below.

Application Deadline: 28-Feb-2019 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Rishi Somaia

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