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Job Announcement: Nuance Communications

Computational Linguistics: Senior Speech Scientist, Nuance Communications, Cambridge, United Kingdom


Employer: Nuance Communications

http://www.nuance.com
Job Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Rank: Senior Speech Scientist
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
LL Issue: 23.3543
Date Submitted: 13-Aug-2012
Job 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 Speech Scientist
Location: Norwich, UK or Aachen, Germany or Montreal, Canada or
Burlington, USA
REF: 8009

Role Description:
- Research engineer reporting into the TTS speech generation
innovation team lead by Vincent Pollet.
- Major duties & responsibilities include the development &
implementation of advanced, and improved methods of speech
modeling through statistical methods and translate research results
to products.
- Investigation & development of novel methods of synthesis through
research into statistical models.
- Implementation of novel algorithmic methods within the Vocalizer
expressive software
- Collaborate with researchers, software engineers & linguists in the
broader
TTS team and beyond
- Provide guidance and support to other TTS team members as
required
- Provide support for customer queries and requests as required
- Monitor & remain current with latest external research
- Skills and experience required
- Strong coding and scripting skills, thorough background in relevant
mathematical and statistical subjects e.g. HMM & machine learning.
- Parallel, distributed and grid computing skills.
- Post-doctoral (or equivalent through experience)
- Canidates could be based in either

Preferred Skills:
- Statistical parametric text-to-speech synthesis using HMMs and
HSMMs;
- Speaker adaptation using the MLLR or MAP family of techniques;
- Familiarity with software tools such as HTK, HTS, Festival
- Familiarity with modern machine learning.

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, please visit the application URL below and enter reference
code 8009.
Application Deadline: 14-Feb-2013
Open until filled
Application Email: click here to access email
Application URL: http://www.nuance.com/careers
Contact Information:  None Given
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