LINGUIST List 31.2813

Wed Sep 16 2020

Jobs: Polish; Danish; Czech; Computational Linguistics: Consultant, Cerence

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 15-Sep-2020
From: Thomas McDonnell <>
Subject: Polish; Danish; Czech; Computational Linguistics: Consultant, Cerence
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University or Organization: Cerence
Department: NLU
Web Address:
Job Title: NLU Consultant

Job Rank: Consultant

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

Required Language(s): Czech (ces)
                            Danish (dan)
                            Polish (pol)


Cerence’s 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 European business hours. 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 as well as error analysis.

- 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 Computational Linguistics, Computer Science, Statistics, General Linguistics, or other relevant field
- (Near-)native speaker of Polish, Danish, or Czech
- Sound knowledge of regular expressions
- Fluency in English (written and oral)

Preferred Skills:
- Solid Unix skills (bash)
- Affinity with statistics and Machine Learning
- Programming skills in a scripting language such as Python or Perl
- Familiarity with version-control software (ideally Git)

If you're interested in learning more about the position please email your CV to the application email provided below.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:

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