LINGUIST List 12.1384

Sun May 20 2001

Jobs: NLP Senior in London, UK

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  1. Kelly Sutherland, NLP: Senior at Vision Recruitment, London UK

Message 1: NLP: Senior at Vision Recruitment, London UK

Date: 18 May 2001 13:59:53 -0000
From: Kelly Sutherland <>
Subject: NLP: Senior at Vision Recruitment, London UK

Rank of Job: Senior
Areas Required: NLP
Other Desired Areas: Mathematics/Physics
University or Organization: Vision Recruitment
Department: Voice Technology
State or Province: London
Country: UK
Final Date of Application: June 2001
Contact: Kelly Sutherland

Address for Applications:
Suite 45, Surbiton Business Centre
Surrey KT6 4JL

NLP Scientist - London

Work on challenging projects to build a flexible platform supporting
voice access to a range of digital services. Ideally you will have a
strong academic background in a relevant area combined with commercial

Natural Language Processing - Develop hybrid solutions for the parsing
of spoken language and ill-formed grammatical utterances. Advance the
current grammar based system and enhance for the next version of SLS
designer. Particular attention paid to reducing the cost of grammar
development, more rapid deployment of the SLI, better and adaptive
coverage of utterances with improved accuracy. Understand the physics
of the ASR and interface NLP and language modelling algorithms to
features of selected engine. Investigate the new algorithms for

Special Projects - Pilot projects for core engines
applications. Launch and investigate new patent projects that impact
company in cost savings and value. Deep quantitative background in
Mathematics, Physics or Statistical Language Modelling.


- Ph.D. in computational linguistics, physics, mathematics, electrical
engineering or computer science or equivalent experience with industry
background preferable
- In depth scientific research in the area of NLP. 
- 3 years experience post doctorate or equivalent industry experience.
- Solid grounding in statistics, Hidden Markov Models, Speech
Acoustics, TTS, ASR or NLP. 
- Deep quantitative or scientific ability. 
- Probability theory is a plus. 
- In depth experience in programming of algorithms employing Perl,
Prolog, C or other languages.

Beneficial to have implemented algorithms in a core technology. Work
on a recognised standard core engine in industry very valuable.

For Senior/Principal Scientist roles, above must have multiple
publications in prestigious peer reviewed journals.

Dynamic organisation with a well focussed and talented team of
developers and scientists working within a fun and casual environment.
Technologies will be deployed to commercial clients to deliver both
internal efficiency improvements as well as enhancing information
delivery channels to their large and diverse client base.

London (central), UK.

Depending on experience; highly competitive to secure the most
talented and experienced candidates.

Please email your CV to
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