29.2954, Jobs: Italian; Computational Linguistics: Scientist, Nuance Communications

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Subject: 29.2954, Jobs: Italian; Computational Linguistics: Scientist, Nuance Communications

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Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:38:39
From: Martin Forst [martin.forst at nuance.com]
Subject: Italian; Computational Linguistics: Scientist, Nuance Communications

 
University or Organization: Nuance Communications 
Department: Mobile/NLU
Job Location: Aachen, NRW, Germany (Telecommute)
Web Address: https://www.nuance.com/index.html
Job Title: NLP Consultant (Italian)
Job Rank: Scientist

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics 

Required Language(s): Italian (ita)

Description:

Our Natural Language Understanding (NLU) team is currently looking for an
Italian-speaking computational linguist as a contractor. Candidates should be
available for 20-40 hours per week, ideally during European business hours;
the job can be done remotely, but if candidates prefer, they may also come
into a Nuance office. The job will consist of extending and improving our
Machine-Learning-based NLU projects by developing grammars and lexical
resources, by correcting annotated data, and by tuning the system or tools in
other ways. 

Tasks: 
- Building up 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 Italian 

Requirements: 
- Bachelor or Master in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics,
Computational Linguistics or other relevant technical field 
- (Near-)native speaker of Italian 
- 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) 

We offer: 
- Suitable training in relevant NLU projects 
- Adequate compensation 
- 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 your (short) CV by email to the address below.



Application Deadline:  (Open until filled)
	  
Email Address for Applications: ekaterina.kruchinina at nuance.com 
Contact Information:
	Dr. Ekaterina Kruchinina 
	Email: ekaterina.kruchinina at nuance.com 


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