NLU Research Intern
Nuance is a world-wide leader in speech and language technologies. The newly formed Nuance Silicon Valley Natural Language Research Laboratory is conducting research in next-generation intelligent conversational agents. Our research internship program is seeking outstanding doctoral students who would be interested in contributing to our work in Natural Language Processing, AI, and prototype systems. We invite applicants whose own research complements our ongoing work in these areas:
- Natural Language Processing: Discourse and dialog processing; anaphora resolution; multimodal generation; parsing; named entity recognition; morphology; multilingual NLP; semantic interpretation; content extraction
- AI and Reasoning: Knowledge representation and reasoning in support of NLU, particularly in relation to dynamic models of computational semantics; efficient reasoning in description logics, theorem provers and hybrid reasoning systems; the interaction between reasoning systems and very large scale conventional databases; collaboration-based models of dialog processing; pragmatic processing and explanation; and probabilistic reasoning for intent recognition and ambiguity management.
- Prototype Systems: Methods for integrating NLP and AI components in an existing prototype system to provide natural interaction in a specific domain; domain adaptation of named entity recognizers; dialog management and evaluation; ontology development.
Currently in a PhD Computer Science (or equivalent) Program.Overview:
Nuance's Mobility Division builds innovative, intelligent and intuitive touch and speech interfaces to simplify and enhance the way people interact with mobile devices, applications, and services. Nuance Mobile solutions make mobile devices and in-car systems easier to use, automate customer self-service, and optimize the access and discovery of even the most advanced mobile applications and content - regardless of technical know-how, location, environment, or physical and literacy capabilities.