LINGUIST List 11.1797

Thu Aug 24 2000

Jobs: Speech Recognition, Nuance

Editor for this issue: Naomi Ogasawara <>


  1. Hana Ayoub, Speech Recognition: Nuance California or Cambridge, UK

Message 1: Speech Recognition: Nuance California or Cambridge, UK

Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2000 17:32:30 -0700
From: Hana Ayoub <>
Subject: Speech Recognition: Nuance California or Cambridge, UK

As you may know, speech recognition is emerging as one of the most
important technologies today. Nuance Communications is widely recognized
as the leader in the speech recognition field.

Nuance's speech recognition and voice authentication software is
changing how the world communicates and does business. It's enabling the
Voice Web and making the wealth of information on the Internet available
to any phone, anywhere. Our customers include a growing list of
companies such as Air Canada, Charles Schwab, TD Waterhouse, The Home
Shopping Network and UPS all using Nuance technology to deliver 24x7
access to critical information and customer service. Nuance currently
supports 20 different languages including UK English, Brazilian
Portuguese, Canadian French, Cantonese, Czech, Japanese, Latin American
Spanish and many more.

Nuance is currently seeking a Language Specialist with the following

Speech R&D, Languages Group
Menlo Park, California or Cambridge, UK

Job Code: 283


You will be part of a team developing the Nuance speech recognition
system for a wide variety of human languages. This job emphasizes
linguistics competence and focuses on our pronunciation and
transcription work. We aim to supply high-quality, broad-coverage
pronunciation dictionaries for all of our languages.


- Developing pronunciation models and dictionaries.
- Assuring orthographic transcription quality across languages

Required Skills:

- Specialization in linguistics or speech
- Knowledge of English and one or more other languages
- Familiarity with scripting languages (e.g. Perl)

Desired Skills:

- Software development
- Project Management


- M.A. or higher in Linguistics with specialization in phonetics,
 phonology or computational linguistics

Please send resumes to or fax to (877)694-6480 (toll-free).
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