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LINGUIST List 23.3413

Tue Aug 14 2012

Jobs: Comp Ling; Text/Corpus Ling: Speech Scientist, Nuance Communications

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <sarahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 14-Aug-2012
From: None Given <EMEAJOBSnuance.com>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Speech Scientist, Nuance Communications, Cambridge, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: Nuance Communications
Job Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.nuance.com
Job Rank: Speech Scientist

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Phonology; Text/Corpus Linguistics


Description:

At Nuance Communications, everything we do is focused on
developing the most human, natural, intuitive ways to use your voice
to take command of information. Our people and our technology
have pioneered the highest functioning speech software in the world,
ceaselessly perfecting the ability for machines to recognize and
emulate the human voice. We design and deliver technologies that
intuitively link man, machine and the global storehouse of
knowledge to help companies and consumers work seamlessly and
intelligently with the world.

Role: Speech Scientist
Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
REF: 8024

Job Description:
- Develop acoustic and language models for a variety of languages
for mobility projects to meet product accuracy and speed
requirements.
- Manage large speech data resources, including text normalisation
and selection of data.
- Reports to the Acoustic Modelling Research manager.
- Preparation of large text and audio corpora for language
development.
- Build and deliver acoustic and language models for products.
- Improve training environment to increase the efficienty of the
language development process.
- Investigate training strategies to optimize accuracy of our speech
recognition applications.
- Address language specific issues to optimize acoustic and
language model build.

Skills and Experience Required:
- Understanding of speech recognition algorithms.
- Experience with C/C++, scripting using Perl, Python and csh in
UNIX environment.
- Strong desire to work on and solve engineering problems.
- Masters / honours degree in speech recognition, computer science
or electrical engineering.

Desired Skills:
- Experience of ASR language development.
- Good analytical and diagnostic skills.
- Experience with ASR data resources.

We offer a competitive compensation package and a casual yet
technically challenging work environment. Join our dynamic,
entrepreneurial team and become part of our fast growing track of
continuing success. Nuance is an Equal Opportunity Employer

To apply, visit the application URL below and enter reference
number 8024.

Application Deadline: 14-Feb-2013 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: EMEAJOBSnuance.com
Web Address for Applications: http://www.nuance.com/careers
Contact Information:
None Given
Email: EMEAJOBSnuance.com

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