[Corpora-List] Job offer: Software developer engineer of NLP and ASR components under the Apache UIMA framework

Nicolas Hernandez nicolas.hernandez at gmail.com
Tue Oct 7 14:50:46 CEST 2008

Project context --------------- With the amount and the multiple forms of multimedia data including speech, text, image, video, it is important to develop new industrial softwares in order to perform the tasks of automatic speaker recognition and information retrieval in heterogeneous data (the Web).

The MILES Projects aims at tackling these problems. In particular, it aims at developing a software architecture to identify speakers in oral corpora by using a joint analysis of sound signal and of its written transcription. Several Computer Sciences Laboratories are involved in this project; among them the LINA (Nantes, France) and the LIUM (Le Mans, France).

Job description --------------- We are looking for a Software Development Engineer or similar. The job consists of participating to the development of the software architecture of the MILES project under the Apache UIMA (Unstructured Information Management Architecture) framework. It will mainly consist in integrating existing softwares, implementing new ones as native UIMA components and building processing streams as identification speaker systems. The applicant will also work to make all the developed components available for the scientific community.

Job profil ---------- Minimum requirements:

* Solid programming skills in Software Engineering (designing, implementing and packaging)

* Experience in Java development and programming environments and tools: Eclipse, SVN, Ant, Maven...

* Linux operating system knowledge

* Experience in the following domains: UIMA framework, Web portals

* Experience with a script language as perl or python

* Ability to work as a team

Recommended requirements:

* Relevant knowledge of XML technologies

* Experience in NLP (Natural Language Processing) or ASR (Automatic Speech Recognition)

* Experiences with Application servers, Web applications,

Location, Contract period and Remuneration ------------------------------------------ Start: as soon as possible Location: Université de Nantes - LINA 2, rue de la Houssinière BP 92208 44322 Nantes Cedex 03 France Duration of position: six months Salary: 2000 to 2500 euros (after taxes per month) to be negotiated with regards to your profile and experience

Application and deadline ------------------------- To apply, email a cover letter and a CV (including an outline of experience and interests, as well as names and contact information) to christine.jacquin at univ-nantes.fr Closing date: 15th Octobre

More information about ----------------------- The NLP team of the LINA - CNRS laboratory is interesting in grammatical inference, text mining and the acquisition of multilingual linguistic ressources. It explores textual data to extract linguistic information concerned with all the levels of language processing : morphological, lexical, syntactical, semantic and pragmatic, and analyses these levels it to give access to information conveyed. http://www.lina.univ-nantes.fr/

Nantes ! The capital of the west of France One opening word. Leading Surrealist André Breton once wrote: "Nantes, perhaps with Paris the only town in France where I have felt that something worth while might happen..." http://www.nantes.fr/decouverte/nantes-ville-atlantique.html

-- Nicolas.Hernandez at univ-nantes.fr -- # Laboratoire LINA-TALN CNRS UMR 6241 tel. +33 (0)2 51 12 58 55 # Institut Universitaire de Technologie de Nantes - Département Informatique tel. +33 (0)2 40 30 60 67

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