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LINGUIST List 24.4219

Fri Oct 25 2013

Jobs: Comp Ling: Senior Research Scientist, Nuance Communications

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

Date: 24-Oct-2013
From: Dave Barrett <david.barrettnuance.com>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Senior Research Scientist, Nuance Communications, Massachusetts, USA
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University or Organization: Nuance Communications
Job Location: Massachusetts, USA
Web Address: http://www.nuance.com
Job Title: Senior Research Scientist - Acoustic Modeling

Job Rank: Senior Research Scientist

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


Description:

This role can be located in Burlington, MA., Montreal, Canada or Achen, German.

Overview:
Nuance's Mobility Division builds innovative, intelligent and intuitive touch and speech interfaces to simplify and enhance the way people interact with mobile devices, applications, and services. Nuance Mobile solutions make mobile devices and in-car systems easier to use, automate customer self-service, and optimize the access and discovery of even the most advanced mobile applications and content - regardless of technical know-how, location, environment, or physical and literacy capabilities.

Responsibilities:
The Senior Research Scientist will:
- Develop acoustic models for a variety of languages for mobility DTV projects, both for direct to consumer and for specific customer deployments.
- Build acoustic models for multiple international languages to meet product accuracy and speed requirement
- Evaluate and develop different acoustic modeling techniques to optimize the training process for different languages
- Address language specific issues for different languages to optimize acoustic modeling strategy
- Diagnose field problems, optimize recognition accuracy for important customers
- Improve training and testing environment to increase the efficiency of language development process
- Document language development process and ensure reproducibility of delivered models
- In co-ordination with other groups in the company, collect, organize and process speech data, optimize lexicon for product languages

Qualifications:
- Ph.D. or M.S., computer science with specialty in speech recognition
- Good analytical and diagnostic skills, quick learning
- Desire and ability to be a team player
- Experience in UNIX environment and strong in scripting languages such as Perl and Python
- Knowledge of multiple languages is a strong plus
- Previous experience in speech recognition is a plus

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications: http://jobs.nuance.com/boston/artificial-intelligence/jobid2895335-senior-research-scientist-acoustic-modeling-jobs
Contact Information:
Research Scientist - Acoustic Modeling Dave Barrett
Email: david.barrettnuance.com

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