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LINGUIST List 19.2194

Wed Jul 09 2008

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Scientist, Nuance Communicatons

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        1.    Deanna Roe, Computational Linguistics: Scientist, Nuance Communicatons, Aachen, Germany


Message 1: Computational Linguistics: Scientist, Nuance Communicatons, Aachen, Germany
Date: 09-Jul-2008
From: Deanna Roe <deanna.roenuance.com>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Scientist, Nuance Communicatons, Aachen, Germany
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University or Organization: Nuance Communicatons
Department: R&D Embedded
Job Location: Aachen, Germany
Web Address: http://www.nuance.com
Job Rank: Scientist

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


Description:

Junior Speech Scientist
Type: Permanent

Overview:

Nuance is the leading provider of speech and imaging solutions for
businesses and consumers around the World. Our technologies, applications
and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the
way people interact with information and how they create, share and use
documents. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses,
experience Nuance by calling directory assistance, getting account
information, dictating patient records, telling a navigation system their
destination, or digitally reproducing documents that can be shared and
searched. Making each of those experiences productive and compelling is
what Nuance is all about.

Responsibilities:
Nuance is seeking a Junior Speech Scientist who possesses a solid
background in natural language technology and computational linguistics.
Candidates should enjoy working in a fast-paced, collaborative atmosphere
that applies speech science in a commercial, result driven and customer
oriented setting.

As a jr. Speech Scientist in the Embedded Professional Services group, you
will work on speech recognition grammars, statistical language models,
prompts and custom voice development for leading edge automotive
applications across the world, covering a broad range of activities in all
project phases, including the design, development, and optimization of the
system.

Representative duties include:
- Develop rule based grammars, train statistical language models for
speech recognition and natural language understanding in commercial
products in a variety of languages, according to UI Design specifications
- Identify or gather suitable text for training language models and custom
voices
- Design, develop, and test semantic classifier rules and models
- Develop custom voices for use with Nuance's leading text to speech products
- Direct voice talents for prompt recordings
- Organize and conduct usability tests
- Localization of speech resources for embedded speech applications
- Optimize accuracy of applications by analyzing performance and tuning
statistical language models, grammars, and pronunciations within CPU and
memory constraints of embedded platforms
- Contribute to the generation and presentation of client-facing reports

Qualifications:
- University degree in computational linguistics or Software design or
similar degree
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills and ability to troubleshoot
issues
- Good judgment and quick-thinking
- Strong programming skills, preferably Perl or Python
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills
- Ability to scope work taking technical, business and time-frame
constraints into consideration
- Ability and willingness to travel abroad
- Works well independently and collaboratively in team settings in
fast-paced environment
- Mastering Office applications

Beneficial Skills:
- Additional language skills, eg. French, German, Spanish or other
- Strong programming skills in either Perl, Python, C, VB
- Speech recognition knowledge
- Pattern recognition, linguistics, signal processing, or acoustics knowledge

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Email Address for Applications: deanna.roenuance.com
Web Address for Applications: http://www.nuance.com
Contact Information:
Miss Deanna Roe
Email: deanna.roenuance.com

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