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LINGUIST List 23.3423

Tue Aug 14 2012

Jobs: Comp Ling: Senior Research Engineer (Data Mining and Pre-Processing), Nuance Communications

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

Date: 13-Aug-2012
From: None Given <EMEAJOBSnuance.com>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Senior Research Engineer (Data Mining and Pre-Processing), Nuance Communications, Ulm, Germany
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University or Organization: Nuance Communications
Job Location: Ulm, Germany
Web Address: http://www.nuance.com
Job Rank: Senior Research Engineer (Data Mining and Pre-Processing)

Specialty Areas: Computational 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: Senior Research Engineer (Data Mining and Pre-Processing)
Location: Ulm, Germany
REF: 8051

Role Description:
You will report to Senior Manager Research Engineering in our
Automotive research team. You will help us with the development
and improvement of new generations of VoCon, the embedded
speech recognition system for automotive and mobile applications,
and the combination of VoCon with cloud based ASR (Hybrid
recognition).

- Contribute in development of new features and algorithms in
VoCon, especially combining embedded and cloud based ASR for
features like unified destination entry (UDE)
- Experimental research into strategies for combined on-client and
on-server speech recognition
- Development of experimental framework for assessing and tuning
the hybrid recognizer
- Collaboration with server side speech recognition teams to
improve hybrid recognition
- Collaboration with engineering teams bringing research results
into deployments
- Contribute to the research tasks of the automotive team
- Report research results in the form of technical reports and
presentations
- Implement the research results in the product code

Skills and Experience Required:
- University degree, minimum MSc in engineering, mathematics,
physics or linguistics
- PhD degree in a relevant domain is a strong plus
- Some years of relevant working experience
- Knowledge of speech recognition technology
- Experience in acoustic modeling, NLU or statistical language
modeling
- Familiar with Windows and Linux environments
- Good software development skills in Perl, Python, C and/or C++
- Fluent in English (oral and written)
- Strong sense of precision and quality

Preferred:
- Additional background in computational linguistics and/or machine
learning techniques
- Experience with computing farms and grid software
- Knowledgeable about small, embedded platforms and
requirements of software applications designed for them
- You are a team player, willing to take initiative, and are goal
oriented
- Speaking at least two other languages

To apply, please visit the application URL below and enter reference
number 8051.

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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