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Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Consultant, Cerence GmbH

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 05-Feb-2020
From: Lea Mencner <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Consultant, Cerence GmbH, Aachen, Germany
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University or Organization: Cerence GmbH
Job Location: Aachen, Germany (Telecommute)
Web Address:
Job Title: Swedish NLU Consultant

Job Rank: Consultant; Other

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


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 Swedish
- 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)

Application Deadline: 18-Apr-2020 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Lea Mencner

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