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Tue Aug 14 2012

Jobs: Comp Ling: Acoustic Modeling Research Engineers, Nuance Communications

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

Date: 14-Aug-2012
From: None Given <EMEAJOBSnuance.com>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Acoustic Modeling Research Engineers, 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: Acoustic Modeling Research Engineers

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: Acoustic Modeling Research Engineers
Location: Merelbeke, Belgium
REF: 8118

Job Description:
- You will research multilingual aspects of speech recognition and
deliver a solution and advice to the product teams for the application
areas involving multilingual aspects
- You will develop and deliver language specific components such
as acoustic models, grammars or other components to the product
teams and to professional services teams
- You will report to the ASR Languages Manager of the embedded
ASR research team within the Mobility division
- Application of available algorithms and tools for producing acoustic
models or statistical language models for a specific language
- Development of processes for handling multilingual input based on
existing or new techniques Interfacing with the linguists of the TTS
teams
- Localizing natural language dialogue modules towards a specific
market
- 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 acoustic modeling, NLU, statistical language
modeling or machine learning techniques is recommended
- Working in Windows and linux environments comes natural to you
- Good software skills are required, especially 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 speak at least one other language than English
- Good C/C++, Python or Java software development skills
- Additional background in computational linguistics is a plus
- You illustrate your interest in languages by speaking at two or more
other languages
- Relevant work experience in a commercial or academic
environment
- 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 the
reference number 8118.

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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