LINGUIST List 23.2874

Thu Jun 28 2012

Jobs: Comp Ling, NLP: Speech Recognition Engineer, SETEM Technologies

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <>

Date: 28-Jun-2012
From: Anthony Cirurgiao, CEO <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing: Speech Recognition Engineer, SETEM Technologies, Massachusetts, USA
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University or Organization: SETEM Technologies Job Location: Massachusetts, USA Web Address:
Job Rank: Speech Recognition Engineer

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Speech Recognition, Natural Language Processing

Required Language(s): English (eng)


Setem Technologies is developing signal separation technology thataddresses the 'Cocktail Party Problem' - the ability to focus on aspecific speech source and mitigate / eliminate any extraneousbackground noise or interference. The value proposition greatlyenhances the effectiveness of any application, service or device thatis dependent on capturing and delivering voice clarity, asbackground noise impacting speech perception is one of the greatestproblems affecting voice command systems, hearing aids, cellphones, headsets and other microphone dependent devices /services. Setem's technology has been demonstrated to deliverorders of magnitude improvement in signal to noise ratio losscontrasted to currently available commercial devices and noisefiltering technologies today. The company has generated industryinterest among:- Mobile app companies: that are fueling the excitement of usingspeech recognition on the cell phone, but are experiencing issueswith ambient noises interfering with accuracy- Cellular handset / smartphone companies: that are continuouslyseeking to improve call and voice quality, as consumers care mostabout being heard- Hearing aid manufacturers: that are struggling to address thelargest complaint among their consumer base - that backgroundnoise is limiting speech comprehension

We are currently seeking talented and driven engineers andresearchers to join our team. Our offices are located in Newbury, MA(North Shore) and Durham, NH.

Speech Recognition EngineerWe are seeking an expert in speech / voice recognition to join ourengineering team and help drive our efforts in the continueddevelopment and application of innovative signal processingalgorithms geared for speech recognition engines. The bestapplicant will be excited about devising and applying creativetechniques to longĀ­standing problems.

Responsibilities:- Develop audio signal processing algorithms for speechprocessing.- Design and implement systems to evaluate algorithmperformance.

Required Skills:- Demonstrated deep technical understanding of the latest speechrecognition algorithms.- 3+ years experience developing and evaluating algorithms.- Experience working with software teams to transition signalprocessing algorithms to realĀ­time code.- Strong working knowledge of the Fast Fourier Transform.- Ability to investigate and specify feature extraction targets tooptimize third-party speech recognition engine performance.

Desired Skills:- Experience developing speech-recognition algorithms in MATLAB.- Working knowledge of C / C++.- Working knowledge of Scientific Python.- Ability to test proprietary speech recognition systems to detect keyfunctional components.

All position inquiries / responses should be sent to the applicationemail address below.

Application Deadline: 01-Aug-2012 (Open until filled)
Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
Anthony Cirurgiao, CEO Email:

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