LINGUIST List 13.1621

Fri Jun 7 2002

Jobs: Computational Ling: Voice Futures, London UK

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  1. Rachael West, Computational Ling: Real-Time Algorithm Development Scientist, UK

Message 1: Computational Ling: Real-Time Algorithm Development Scientist, UK

Date: 7 Jun 2002 14:52:03 -0000
From: Rachael West <>
Subject: Computational Ling: Real-Time Algorithm Development Scientist, UK

Rank of Job: Scientist
Areas Required: Real-Time Algorithm Development
Other Desired Areas: 
University or Organization: Voice Futures
State or Province: London
Country: UK
Final Date of Application: August 2002
Contact: Rachael West

Address for Applications:
Pls apply via email

Reference 03VRTADS

Real-Time Algorithm Development 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.

Work on an exciting new EU funded program as part of a prestigious
pan-European consortium conducting applied research in speech
recognition and understanding, multi-modal dialogue management,
personal information management, user modelling, adaptation and rapid
dialogue application development.

Exciting opportunities for scientists contributing to the design &
development of a new class of natural language speech recognition
solutions. 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.

To optimise probabilistic algorithms that process large amounts of
data for spoken language modelling and speech recognition. You should
have experience in real-time programming of any probabilistic
framework (vision, robotics, speech, etc.) and be solid in pc
optimisation techniques under the Windows and Unix operating systems.

Ph.D. (required) in Engineering, Physics or Mathematics. Ph.D. in
Computer Science accepted with demonstrated talent in rigorous
quantitative methods but advanced course work commensurate with
engineering programs in probability theory is necessary. Excellence
in a first degree in mathematics or engineering with solid A level in
mathematics also required. You should have solid knowledge of
operating systems and algorithm optimisation techniques as well as
linear programming techniques. Solid training in advanced Probability
Theory and its applications. Knowledge of HMMs and Bayesian Networks

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.

London (central) with some opportunities for European/worldwide

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

Please apply by email to . Further
vacancies within the Speech Recognition field can be seen at
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