LINGUIST List 15.3445

Thu Dec 09 2004

Jobs: Comp Ling/Lang Modeling Researcher: Researcher, MA

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        1.    Amy Uhrbach, English & Computational Linguistics/Language Modeling Researcher: Researcher, Dictaphone, MA, USA



Message 1: English & Computational Linguistics/Language Modeling Researcher: Researcher, Dictaphone, MA, USA

Date: 08-Dec-2004
From: Amy Uhrbach <amy.uhrbachdictaphone.com>
Subject: English & Computational Linguistics/Language Modeling Researcher: Researcher, Dictaphone, MA, USA


University or Organization: Dictaphone 
 Department: Core Speech Research & Development
 Job Rank: Researcher  
 Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Language Modeling 
 Required Language(s): English (ENG)
 
 
 Description:
 
 Core Speech Research & Development at Dictaphone is looking for a senior or
 principal language modeling research  engineer.  A successful candidate will
 have significant experience with advanced speech and language modeling
 algorithms and software development techniques and processes. S/he should have
 the ability to provide technical leadership and to innovate solutions for
 complex and difficult problems.  The research engineer will work with the speech
 modeling and engineering teams.  
 
 Responsibilities include:
 - Develop, build, tune, and test high-quality language models for various
    products.  
 - Write scripts and use in house tools to clean, analyze, normalize, and process
    text data for statistical language models, and to support the devlopment of other
    text processing modules.
 - Work closely with R&D groups and business units to create specialty domains.  
 - Establish and/or consult on full documentation and test/validation procedures.  
 - Write detailed research reports, and design and functional specifications.
 - Determine and/or consult on project design and algorithms for integrated speech   
    components.
 - Help develop innovative solutions for complex and difficult language and  text   
    processing problems.  
 - Review, evaluate, and implement new linguistic, statistical, natural language   
    processing, and computer methods and tools.  
 
 Desired Qualifications:
 - Minimum of MS in Engineering, Computer Science, Speech, Computational  
    Linguistics, or equivalent plus 5-6 years of experience.  PhD a plus.
 - Expert in language modeling, speech recognition, statistical analysis, and
    research methodologies.   Machine learning experience a plus. 
 - Broad application of algorithm and software development principles, processes,  
    theories, and concepts.
 - Has developed specialized theoretical and practical skills with working knowledge 
    of related disciplines.
 - Proficiency in at least one data manipulation language (Perl or Python) and at
    least one programming language.
 - Excellent organization skills.
 - Good testing methodology, isolating variables to understand and anticipate   
    results.
 - Good working knowledge of appropriate software development tools.
 - Good written and verbal communication skills.
 - Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
 
 This position is in Burlington, MA.
 
 Please apply on the web site (http://www.dictaphone.com), click on Careers.
 
 
 Address for Applications:
 
 http://www.dictaphone.com
 
 Application Deadline: 31-Jan-2005 
 
 Contact Information
 
 Email: amy.uhrbachdictaphone.com 
 Website: http://www.dictaphone.com
 
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