LINGUIST List 13.1556

Thu May 30 2002

Jobs: Computational Ling: Speech Recog, London UK

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  1. Rachael West, Computational Ling: Adaptive Dialogue Mgmt, Speech Recog, London UK

Message 1: Computational Ling: Adaptive Dialogue Mgmt, Speech Recog, London UK

Date: 30 May 2002 12:08:01 -0000
From: Rachael West <RachaelWVisionRecruitment.com>
Subject: Computational Ling: Adaptive Dialogue Mgmt, Speech Recog, London UK


Rank of Job: Scientist
Areas Required: Adaptive Dialogue Management Scientist
Other Desired Areas: 
University or Organization: Voice Futures
Department: 
State or Province: London
Country: UK
Final Date of Application: August 2002
Contact: Rachael West RachaelWVisionRecruitment.com

Address for Applications:
pls apply via email or telephone
London
 W1
UK

Reference 03VADMS

Adaptive Dialogue Management Scientist

Unique opportunity to work at the leading edge of research and
development within natural language speech recognition and be based in
the centre of London, UK.


Exciting opportunities for scientists contributing to the design &
development of a new class of natural language speech recognition
solutions. This role will be part of an international team working
towards the production of a true natural language and mixed-initiative
Virtual Personal Assistant. The VPA will embody conversational
interaction, incorporating multi-modal input and output in a mobile
device with access to agenda, email and contacts and the potential for
rapid integration of other Internet content. The development of
current and new research is required to generate adequate language
recognition models for non-trivial domains and the fusion of
multi-modal information with updated databases (to feed a mobile 3G
service). The project deploys new research in natural language
understanding, specifically: (1) Sophisticated dialogue management
that adapts to the experience and style of the user; and (2) An
advanced language model capable of integrating and unifying several
models of linguistic knowledge.

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE
-	Ph.D. ideally in computer science with a thesis on relevant areas of
AI or Dialogue Management
-	0-2 years industry experience
-	Strong knowledge of statistics and probability theory
-	Highly Analytical background
-	Programming background Perl, C++ or Java

COMPANY
Dynamic organisation with a well focussed and talented team of
developers and scientists working within a stimulating environment.
The work will be undertaken in conjunction with an international
consortium of industry leaders from the commercial and academic
world.


LOCATION
London (central) with some opportunities for European/worldwide
travel.


SALARY
Depending on experience, competitive to secure the most talented and
experienced candidates.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please apply by email to rachaelwvisionrecruitment.com
Further vacancies within the Speech Recognition field can be seen at
http://www.VoiceFutures.com
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