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Mon Sep 09 2019

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Scientist, Nuance Communications / Cerence

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Date: 06-Sep-2019
From: Martin Forst <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Scientist, Nuance Communications / Cerence
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University or Organization: Nuance Communications / Cerence
Department: Natural Language Understanding
Job Location: , ---------------- (Telecommute)
Web Address:
Job Title: NLU Language Specialist

Job Rank: Scientist

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

Required Language(s): Dutch (nld)
                            English (eng)
                            Norwegian Bokmål (nob)
                            Norwegian Nynorsk (nno)
                            Portuguese (por)
                            Spanish (spa)


Our Natural Language Understanding (NLU) Department is currently looking for computer scientists or computational linguists as freelancers who could extend and improve the NLU system for their respective language. Candidates should be available for 20-40 hours per week, ideally during Northamerican (English and Portuguese) or European business hours (other languages). Our Machine-Learning-based NLU systems are AI (Artificial Intelligence) components integrated into products used by millions of people all over the world. The work will involve the development of grammars and lexical resources, the correction of annotated data, and other adjustments of the system.

- Revision and extension 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 the respective language

- Bachelor or Master in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Computational Linguistics, or other relevant technical field
- (Near-)native speaker of Dutch, English, Norwegian, Portuguese, or Spanish
- 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/Cerence 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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