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LINGUIST List 19.1472

Fri May 02 2008

Jobs: English & Natural Language Processing: Head of NLP, Spinvox

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        1.    Rob Fox, English & Natural Language Processing: Computational Linguist / Head of NLP, Spinvox, Buckinghamshire, UK


Message 1: English & Natural Language Processing: Computational Linguist / Head of NLP, Spinvox, Buckinghamshire, UK
Date: 01-May-2008
From: Rob Fox <rfproject-it.co.uk>
Subject: English & Natural Language Processing: Computational Linguist / Head of NLP, Spinvox, Buckinghamshire, UK
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University or Organization: Spinvox
Job Location: Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Job Rank: Computational Linguist / Head of NLP

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing

Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

Head of NLP

Description of role:

The SpinVox Automation department is responsible for reducing the human
effort involved in converting voice mails into text messages, using a
variety of signal processing, speech recognition and text processing
technologies.

We are now looking for a very experienced Computational Linguist to lead
our efforts in the natural language processing area. This is a hugely
challenging, but also a very rewarding role; the opportunities for applying
linguistic techniques are virtually limitless and even small improvements
in the algorithms for detecting and correcting potential conversion errors
translate into serious cost savings for the company. If you ever wished
your work would make a real difference, this is the place to be.

This position reports to the Head of Automation.

About You:
We are looking for a self-motivated and highly experienced Computational
Linguist, who enjoys working in the dynamic and flexible environment of a
successful and rapidly growing start-up.

Requirements:
- Grammars and parsing for spontaneous speech.
- Statistical and corpus-based methods.
- At least basic programming ability (shell scripts, Perl, awk).
- Relevant degree, PhD or equivalent experience.

Desirable:
- Spell-checkers, grammar checkers, auto correcting tools and predictive
typing.
- Experience with Automatic Speech Recognition technology.
- Knowledge about information extraction and machine learning techniques.
- Probabilistic Language Modeling experience.
- Experience managing large multi-lingual corpora and dictionaries.
- Experience with semantic networks.
- Multi-lingual.
- Have worked in a start-up environment.
- Strong leadership skills.

About SpinVox:
SpinVox is a next generation, network-independent mobile phone services
company. We launched the world's first voicemail-to-text service in October
2004, based on our proprietary voice-to-text system. Voicemails are
delivered as text messages, directly to the customer's mobile phone,
through the SpinVox integrated push technology platform. Our
voicemail-to-text service takes the voicemail, which had previously not
been modernised in years, right into the 21st century. Busy people can now
quickly see who called them and what the caller said, without having to
access complex voicemail systems.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Email Address for Applications: rfproject-it.co.uk
Contact Information:
Rob Fox
Email: rfproject-it.co.uk

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