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Job Announcement: Nuance Communications

Computational Linguistics: Senior Research Scientist (9298), Nuance Communications, Aachen, Germany or Burlington, USA or Montreal, Canada

Employer: Nuance Communications

Job Location: Aachen, Germany
Rank: Senior Research Scientist (9298)
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.1125
Date Submitted: 04-Mar-2013
Job Description: 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: 9298
Job Title: Senior Research Scientist
Job Type: Permanent
Job Location: Candidates could be based in Germany- Aachen / USA – Burlington / Canada – Montreal

Role Responsibilities:
- Build acoustic models for Dragon dictation products to meet product accuracy and speed requirement
- Evaluate and develop acoustic modeling algorithms to optimize system performance
- Formulate hypotheses for various problems, design & conduct experiments, and reach conclusions
- Produce training recipes that can work on variety of languages with different degrees of resources/complexity
- Improve processes and tools for training & testing various system components
- Develop new research algorithms & tools to improve internal research processes/workflows
- Produce innovative solutions to challenging problems in ASR that can be patented, published in scientific literature, and re-used in other Nuance deployments
- Collaborate with other team members to conduct research and to collect & organize deployment data
- Follow developments in speech recognition to keep our research state of the art
- Document system development process and ensure reproducibility of delivered models

Required Skills:
- Strong analytical, diagnostic and organizational skills
- Experience in UNIX environment and understanding of languages such as C/C++, Perl and Python

Preferred Skills:
- Experience in speech recognition and/or large collaborative research environment is a plus
- Experience in acoustic modeling for speech recognition is a plus
- Interest in languages and/or linguistics is a plus

- Ph.D. or Master degree in computer science or electrical engineering or equivalent
Application Deadline: 06-May-2013
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