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LINGUIST List 23.3404

Tue Aug 14 2012

Jobs: Comp Ling: Speech Scientist, Nuance Communications

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

Date: 14-Aug-2012
From: None Given <EMEAJOBSnuance.com>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Speech Scientist, Nuance Communications, Merelbeke, Belgium
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University or Organization: Nuance Communications
Job Location: Merelbeke, Belgium
Web Address: http://www.nuance.com
Job Rank: Speech Scientist

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


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: Speech Scientist
Location: Merelbeke, Belgium
REF: 7993

Role Description:
- You will develop and deliver language specific components such
as grammars, Natural Language statistical models to the product
teams and to professional services teams.
- You will also contribute to the development of tools and processes
for use by worldwide localisation teams.
- You will report to the ASR Languages Manager of the embedded
automotive ASR group within the Mobility division.
- Application of available algorithms and tools for producing
grammars, statistical language models and NLP modules for a
specific language.
- Setting up and monitoring research experiments to assess the
performance of the deployed technology on recorded speech.
- Analyse data from field trials to improve the overall performance of
the speech recognition and speech understanding system.
- Work with the speech dialogue team to specifiy and develop NLP
modules for an application domain.
- Contributing to the improvement, design, implementation,
evaluation, optimization and testing of new algorithms, tools and
processes.
- Supporting our professional services teams to contribute to
customer project success.
- Assisting senior team members in research tasks.

Skills and Experience Required:
- Experience in NLU, statistical language modeling or machine
learning techiques is recommended.
- You have knowledge of Automatic Speech Recognition
technologies.
- Working in Windows and linux environments comes natural to you.
- Good software skills are required, more particularly a scripting
language like Perl or Python in a Linux/Unix environment.
- You are a team player, willing to take initiative, and are goal
oriented.
- You have a strong sense of precision and quality in your daily job.
- You are fluent in English and you can write high quality
documentation.
- You are willing to occasionally travel.
- Additional background in computational linguistics is a plus.
- You have good C, C++ or Java coding skills.
- You illustrate your interest in languages by speaking at least two
other languages.
- You have relevant work experience in a commercial or academic
environment
- Linguistic knowledge related to phonetics is useful.
- You have a University degree in linguistics, engineering,
mathematics or physics.
- A PhD degree in a related field is a strong asset.
- Additional training in speech recognition and computational
linguistics is a plus.

To apply, please visit the application URL below and enter reference
number 7993.

Application Deadline: 14-Feb-2013 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: EMEAJOBSnuance.com
Web Address for Applications: http://www.nuance.com/careers
Contact Information:
None Given
Email: EMEAJOBSnuance.com

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