LINGUIST List 24.1120

Tue Mar 05 2013

Jobs: Comp Ling: Senior Research Scientist (8155), Nuance Communications

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Date: 04-Mar-2013
From: EMEA Jobs <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Senior Research Scientist (8155), Nuance Communications, Aachen, Germany or Burlington, USA or Montreal, Canada
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University or Organization: Nuance Communications Job Location: Aachen, Germany Job Rank: Senior Research Scientist

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


Company Profile:
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.

Job Reference: 8155
Job Title: Senior Research Scientist
Role Type: Permanent
Job Location: Candidates could be based in Germany- Aachen / USA – Burlington / Canada – Montreal

Role Responsibilities:
- Establish and tune acoustic models and recognition systems for multiple languages and customers
- Use, improve and create research tools to assess, update and optimize acoustic models and speech recognition systems
- Formulate algorithms, design and carry out experiments to verify them
- Evaluate and develop different acoustic modeling techniques to optimize acoustic modeling strategy
- Provide experimental and theoretical analysis of speech recognition problems
- Develop research tools to improve internal research work and system performance
- Document language development process and ensure reproducibility of delivered models
- Build acoustic models to meet product and customer accuracy and speed requirement on schedule
- Work with other members in the team to improve the performance of product
- Follow development in speech recognition to keep our research work state-of-the-art
- Patent new algorithms and write scientific papers when appropriate

Required Skills:
- Speech and/or language processing background (in research and/or industry)
- Good analytical and diagnostic skills
- Proven programming and scripting skills
- Experience with C/C++, Python, Perl and Linux environment

Preferred Skills:
- Experience in large-scale distributed software development
- Experience in speech recognition, ideally acoustic modeling
- Interest in languages
- Strong communication skill

- PhD or Master’s degree in computer science, electrical engineering, comp. linguistics, or equivalent

Application Deadline: 06-May-2013 Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
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