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Undergraduate Internship Opportunity with Nuance Communications Canada

Summer 2014 - Computer Science/Software Engineering

Nuance Communications, Inc. is the leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Our technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. We design and deliver intuitive technologies that help people live and work more intelligently. We provide the tools to inform, to connect, and to empower people to be more productive and creative. Our priority is creating solutions that put people in command, from speech technologies that help companies offer superior customer service experiences, to healthcare solutions that help physicians focus on patient care instead of documentation, to imaging technologies that convert physical documents into searchable digital files. That's what has made us the leading provider of speech and imaging solutions around the world.
DragonGo, available in the iStore, is an example of our applications for general public.

INTERN'S FUNCTIONS
Position: research in rapid configuration of a language understanding system in Mandarin.

This project is centered on our multi-language natural-language-understanding system whose goal is to extract information from the natural-language text and to create a formalized semantic representation for it. Up until recently, such systems required considerable human intervention. The intern will join the group of researchers who develop a novel system that will make this process accessible to all application developers in several languages. The intern will lean about the advances in natural language processing: automatic inference of grammar rules, named entities annotators, etc. In his/her work, the intern will write scripts, use advanced language analysis tools, evaluate the system performance in Mandarin and modify the system in the direction discussed with the supervisor in order to improve performance, etc.

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
perl/python, java, XML et web in general.
Native speaker of Mandarin. Fluency in Cantonese is a plus.
Good knowledge of mathematics.
Imagination, ability to solve problems, work in a team and be organized.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
In the heart of down-town Montreal, we are a young and very dynamic team. Friendly atmosphere with baby-foot, view on Mont-Royal, etc. Easy access to all means of transportation (metro, bus, train).

Contact: Please send email and resume to Alina Andreevskaia: alina DOT andreevskaia AT nuance DOT com


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