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Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Consultant, Nuance Communications

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Date: 19-Mar-2019
From: Martin Forst <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Consultant, Nuance Communications
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University or Organization: Nuance Communications
Department: Mobile/NLU
Job Location: , ---------------- (Telecommute)
Web Address:
Job Title: NLU Language Specialist

Job Rank: Consultant

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

Required Language(s): Arabic, Gulf (afb)
                            Arabic, Hijazi (acw)
                            Arabic, Najdi (ars)
                            Arabic, Standard (arb)
                            Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
                            Czech (ces)
                            Danish (dan)
                            English (eng)
                            French (fra)
                            Italian (ita)
                            Norwegian Bokmål (nob)
                            Norwegian Nynorsk (nno)
                            Polish (pol)
                            Portuguese (por)
                            Russian (rus)
                            Swedish (swe)
                            Thai (tha)
                            Turkish (tur)


Our Natural Language Understanding (NLU) department is currently looking for computational linguists (or computer-savvy linguists) as freelancers who could help localize our NLU software into any of the following languages:

- Arabic, ideally Saudi/Peninsular Arabic
- British English
- Canadian French
- Czech
- Danish
- European Portuguese
- Italian
- Norwegian
- Polish
- Russian
- Sichuanese Mandarin
- Swedish
- Taiwanese Mandarin
- Thai
- Turkish
- Ugandan English

Candidates should be available for 20-40 hours per week, ideally during European business hours. The initial contract duration will be 3 months, but a somewhat longer availability is desirable as extensions are possible and in some cases even likely.

The job will consist of annotating data in the respective language as well as of developing grammars for the supported domains. Our Machine-Learning-based NLU system is integrated into products used by millions of people all over the world

- Bachelor or Master in Computational Linguistics or Linguistics
- (Near-)native speaker of the respective language
- Sound knowledge of regular expressions
- Sound communication skills in English (written and oral)
- Programming skills in a language such as Python or Perl is a plus
- Familiarity with version-control software (p4, git, svn) is a plus

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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