Jobs [permanent position]: NLP

[Job posted on june 22th 2015 by Nuance]

Language Engineer Malay

University or Organization: Nuance Communications
Job Location: Merelbeke, Belgium
Web Address:
Job Title: Language Engineer Malay
Job Rank: Language Engineer; Other

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Required Language(s): Malay (zlm)


Principal responsibilities

– Design, annotation and processing of text corpora and lexica
– Design, annotation and processing of test corpora for Malay TTS evaluation
and testing
– Development of linguistic components for:
– Tokenization and text normalization
– Letter-to-sound conversion
– Phonological modelling
– Morphological analysis
– Prosody prediction


– Work experience a strong plus, but promising new graduates also encouraged
to apply
– Native speaker of Malay
– Linguistic expertise of Malay phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and
– Excellent communication skills in English (working language)
– Basic scripting skills (Python, Perl, command line scripting or similar)
– Master’s or PhD in computational linguistics / computer science or

Preferred Skills

– Experience in working in speech/NLP/linguistics either in academia or in
– Self-starter, fast learner and independent
– Attention to detail and strong quality focus
– Willing to work within an international team for the duration of the

Application Deadline: 31-Aug-2015 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Yuko Yoshida

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