Intern - Linguistic Engineer (Speech Scientist)
Nuance Communications, Inc
Aachen, Germany
vor 6 Tg.

Job Summary :

3 month full-time Linguistic Engineering / Speech Science internship for summer 2019 for students pursuing a postgraduate degree in Linguistics or Computational Linguistics.

The intern will focus on improving automatic speech recognition (ASR) in a variety of German-language products, including smart speakers, mobile apps and televisions.

Much of this work will consist of analyzing how our lexica contribute to product performance, and then both proposing and implementing changes to make them more effective.

The successful applicant will have strong Python coding and analytical skills, as well as experience with natural language processing (NLP) techniques.

The student will report to one of our senior staff, with oversight from a Linguistic Engineering manager. The intern will meet at least two times per week with their supervisor, and daily via e-

mail & ad hoc sessions. Work assignments will have duration of two to four weeks, and formal feedback sessions will be given at the midway point half way and on completion.

Your responsibilities :

  • Applying linguistic training and NLP techniques to analyze customer field data
  • Uncovering systematic problems in our German lexica and fixing them
  • Defining processes that can be used to improve other languages’ lexica
  • Creating reusable tools in Python to help with these tasks
  • Presenting results of the internship to a wider Nuance research audience
  • Perform tasks related to securing and keeping the products, tools, and processes that you are responsible for securing
  • Your profile :

  • Currently pursuing MS or PhD in Linguistics or Computational Linguistics
  • Ability to speak and write German and English fluently and idiomatically
  • Experience in phonetics and phonology, and in NLP
  • Experience with Python and working in a Linux environment
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Preferred skills :

  • 2+ years of professional experience
  • Industry or academic experience with large vocabulary speech recognition
  • Excellent team player with effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • If you are interested in a position that offers professional challenge along with a great work environment, we look forward to receiving your application!

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