LINGUIST List 15.65

Tue Jan 13 2004

Jobs: Speech Recognition: Engineer/Linguist, Toshiba

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  1. kate.knill, Speech Recognition: Engineer/Linguist, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd

Message 1: Speech Recognition: Engineer/Linguist, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd

Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2004 07:07:16 -0500 (EST)
From: kate.knill <>
Subject: Speech Recognition: Engineer/Linguist, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd

University or Organization: Toshiba Research Europe Ltd
Department: Speech Technology Group, CRL
Rank of Job: Engineer/Linguist
Specialty Areas: Speech recognition


ASR Languages Post

Toshiba Research Europe Ltd, Cambridge Research Laboratory (CRL)
develops embedded automatic speech recognition (ASR) and
text-to-speech synthesis (TTS) systems. The CRL Speech Technology
Group is located in Cambridge city centre. We currently have an
opening for an engineer or computational linguist to work on
developing the language components for our European/American ASR

The role includes:
- Training and testing acoustic models for different languages
- Optimising pronunciation dictionaries
- Building sample grammars
- Coordinating language data collections

Required skills:
- Good honours degree and either a masters degree in a relevant
 subject or 2 years industrial experience
- Interest in languages
- Reasonable knowledge of ASR
- Experience with training acoustic models, creating pronunciations
 lexicons and tuning ASR grammars and systems preferred
- Experience using HTK desirable
- Good software scripting skills--Python, Perl.
- Knowledge of English required and at least one other European
- Good organisational skills

The successful candidate will be practically-minded and able to
interact effectively within a group environment. An attractive salary
and benefit package will be offered.

Note, this position is not suitable for PhD level candidates.

Please send your CV, the names and address of three referees and a
covering letter by email to 

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Dr Kate Knill
	St George House, 
	1 Guildhall St
	Cambridge, CB2 3NH
	United Kingdom

	Applications are due by 02-Feb-2004

Contact Information:
	Dr Kate Knill
	Tel: +44-1223-376934

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