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Semantic Web Jobs: Nuance

Nuance

Nuance is looking for a Senior NLP Research Engineer in Burlington, MA. According to the post, the company is looking for a “Computer scientist in the Healthcare Research organization working on a state of the art clinical language understanding system for CAC (computer assisted coding). Major duty is to help develop rule-based systems using in-production (feedback) data, and research automatic rule learning methods. The research will focus on creating a state of the art rule-based system for Computer Assisted Coding. This includes tuning rules, which apply in multiple phases, based on new data, and evaluating performance on multiple data sets. There will be a need to debug multiple interacting components and phases of rule application. There will also be research into automatic rule discovery and learning from labeled and weakly labeled data both during system development and in production, based on user feedback.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: Nuance

Nuance

Nuance is looking for a Senior NLP Research Engineer in Burlington, MA. The post states that the company is looking for a “Computer scientist in the Healthcare Research organization working on a state of the art clinical language understanding system for CAC (computer assisted coding). Major duty is to help develop rule-based systems using in-production (feedback) data, and research automatic rule learning methods. The research will focus on creating a state of the art rule-based system for Computer Assisted Coding. This includes tuning rules, which apply in multiple phases, based on new data, and evaluating performance on multiple data sets. There will be a need to debug multiple interacting components and phases of rule application.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: Nuance

Nuance

Nuance is looking for a Performance Analyst Engineer in Burlington, MA. The post states that this position is a “Computer scientist in the Healthcare Research organization working on a state of the art clinical language understanding system for CAC (computer assisted coding). Major duty is to help improve existing baseline system using additional customer data, and possibly automate some of this process. Major responsibility is system performance analysis and improvement on newly acquired data. The current system is a combination of statistical and rule-based systems. System level error analysis would need to be performed first. Based on the error analysis the rule based system would need to be tuned, altering existing rules or adding new ones.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: Nuance

Nuance

Nuance is looking for a Performance Analyst Engineer in Burlington, MA. The company is looking for a “Computer scientist in the Healthcare Research organization working on a state of the art clinical language understanding system for CAC (computer assisted coding). Major duty is to help improve existing baseline system using additional customer data, and possibly automate some of this process. Major responsibility is system performance analysis and improvement on newly acquired data. The current system is a combination of statistical and rule-based systems. System level error analysis would need to be performed first. Based on the error analysis the rule based system would need to be tuned, altering existing rules or adding new ones. In addition some performance feedback to the statistical component would be necessary. At the end of the tuning cycle system validation on held out data would be performed.” Read more

New On The Speech Recognition Scene: Droids With NLP Processors And More

There are new Motorola Droid devices in town: The three Verizon Android 4.2 smartphones unveiled at a press event yesterday include the Motorola Droid Mini, Ultra and Maxx. The line includes what the company touts as the longest-lasting 4G LTE smartphone in the Maxx, with the vendor claiming 48 hours on a single charge, and what it says is the thinnest 4G LTE smartphone around in the Ultra. The smartphones reportedly all come with a unique Kevlar fiber 3D unibody design and a few months’ free Google Music All Access subscription, too. But what will catch the eyes of readers of this blog is the proprietary Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System that’s behind the sleek-looking handsets.

In addition to the graphics and application processor cores found within the eight-core System are two new low-power cores, one to power contextual computing and one aimed at natural language processing. Read more

Looking Ahead to A User Experience Transformed By Conversational Interfaces And NLP

Conversational user interfaces and natural language processing could be put to much more use than they currently are.  At the GigaOM Structure Data event in New York City this week, IBM distinguished engineer Currie Boyle, who leads the vendor’s North American natural language services practice, including for deep question and answer Watson-type natural language and unstructured information processing systems, and Nuance Communications CTO Vlad Sejnoha, discussed the realized promises, but also the waiting opportunities.

At Nuance, Sejnoha noted, the focus is on the notion that we are entering a time when how we interact with systems and access information and content is undergoing a “dramatic transformation.” Contributors to that include high- level artificial intelligence reasoning and natural language understanding. “We are overwhelmed with lots of data including unstructured data and these technologies make a difference in how we take advantage of all that,” he said.

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Music To Your Ears: Seevl Takes First Step To Become Cross-Platform Music Discovery Service

Seevl, the free music discovery service that leverages semantic technology to help users conduct searches across a world of facts-in-combination to find new musical experiences and artist information, has launched an app for Deezer that will formally go live Monday.  (See our in-depth look at Seevl here, and a screencast of how the service works here.) Deezer is a music streaming service available in more than 150 countries – not the U.S. yet, though – that claims more than 20 million users.

Seevl, which late last year updated its YouTube plug-in with more music discovery features and better integration with the YouTube user interface, models its data in RDF. In a blog post earlier this year, founder and CEO Alexandre Passant explained how the Seevl service uses Redis for simple key-value queries and SPARQL for some more complex operations, like recommendations or social network analysis, as well as provenance. As for the new Deezer app, it provides the same features as the YouTube app for easily navigating and discovering music among millions of tracks, Passant tells the Semantic Web Blog.

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Nuance Adds New Capabilities to Dragon Go Semantic Search

Nuance has upped their game, reports Kevin Fitchard of GigaOM. He writes, “Nuance Communications has been trying to recreate its incredibly useful  — but rather one-trick — Dragon Go semantic search app as a full-fledged mobile voice assistant on par with Siri and the new Google Now. It renamed it Dragon Go as Dragon Mobile Assistant in October and expanded its voice command capabilities beyond search into the application stack of the Android phone, where it could compose texts, make calls, set appointments and fetch directions. On Thursday, Nuance updated Mobile Assistant’s feature set. You can now play music by telling Dragon you want to listen to a particular artist or track in your song library. You can also open third-party apps with a voice command. Another small but highly useful enhancement is the ability to set an alarm with a simple spoken command.” Read more

The State of Virtual Assistants: Don’t Fire Your Real Assistant Yet

Elise Ackerman of Forbes recently discussed the present state and foreseeable future of virtual assistants. She begins, “Apple has been working hard to convince us that a glamorous future full of witty personal assistants is attainable for the price of an iPhone. In recent ads, Siri, the personal assistant that debuted with the iPhone 4s, has discussed the philosophy of life with actor John Malkovich and bantered with director Martin Scorsese while helping him rearrange his schedule. The ad campaign is meant to counter criticisms that Siri is sluggish and slow. Siri’s not working as promised, but not for the reasons most people think. They assume that the technology exists, but that Apple released Siri too early. They want to see an upgrade, not more advertisements. But the next version of Siri is not going to be dramatically better. The fact is that artificial intelligence has not advanced to match the imagination of Apple’s marketing team.” Read more

T-Mobile’s Genius Button Gets Smarter

Kevin Fitchard of GigaOM reports, “T-Mobile is giving its rather pathetic MyTouch voice-command feature a much-needed overhaul. It’s incorporating the same semantic-search technology Nuance uses in Dragon Go into Genius, allowing the voice assistant to search over 200 different content providers and understand intent rather than just words.” Read more

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