[Elsnet-list] Computational linguist - job posting

Adriane Rinsche adriane.rinsche at langtech.co.uk
Wed Oct 28 11:06:20 CET 2009

Dear Colleagues,


LTC and Agile Web Solutions  are building a web platform with a
multilingual technology backend and semantic features in the medical
domain. We are looking for a trainee for at least six, ideally 12 months
with the possibility of an employment contract afterwards, starting from
February 2010 or earlier. The candidate should be able to do the


1.       Speak at least 2 of the three languages English, German or
Spanish fluently

2.       Align bilingual corpora (training can be provided) and populate
a statistics based machine translation  system and a translation memory
system with them

3.       Encode terminology in a user dictionary of a rule based machine
translation system , this requires knowledge about morphological,
syntactic and semantic properties of lexical items and multiword terms
and some encoding experience in this respect

4.       Test MT output and fine tune system

5.       Evaluate machine translation quality using the BLEU score, user
response etc.

6.       Have basic programming skills in .NET, Java, PHP or similar

7.       Work well within a team and liaise with external language
technology developers.


Please send your CV and other relevant information to the following
email address: nadia.portera-zanotti at langtech.co.uk.


More information is available on our websites: www.langtech.co.uk and


We look forward to receiving your application.


With kind regards


Dr. Adriane Rinsche

Managing Director

Language Technology Centre Ltd.

5-7 Kingston Hill

Kingston KT2 7PW

Tel. +44 20 8549 2359 x 201




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[mailto:elsnet-list-bounces at mailman.let.uu.nl] On Behalf Of Hannah
Sent: 26 October 2009 5:29 PM
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Subject: [Elsnet-list] Speech Engineer - job posting


To whom it may concern,


I would like to advertise this role on the Elsnet directory - can you
please let me know whether I have provided all the relevant information
that you require?


Many thanks


Hannah Perfect


07887 853460





Company:   SpinVox

Job Title: Speech Engineer

Location:  Advanced Speech Group, Cambridge, UK

Contact:   talent at adfocus.co.uk


Description of role


The Advanced Speech Group at SpinVox is responsible for reducing the

effort involved in converting voice mails into text messages using

speech recognition and related technologies.


We are now looking for an experienced Speech Recognition Engineer to

our expertise and to research and implement new techniques.  This is a

challenging, but also a very rewarding role; the opportunities for

new statistical techniques are virtually limitless and even small

in the word error rate translate into serious cost savings for the

you ever wished your work would make a real difference, this is the
place to



SpinVox, the founder and global leader in Voice-to-Screen messaging, has

recently opened the Advanced Speech Group in Cambridge UK.  The Advanced

Speech Group exists to provide SpinVox with next generation speech

concentrating on automatic speech recognition.  The group is seeking to

recruit one or more people with:


About You


We are looking for a self-motivated and highly experienced Speech

Engineer, who enjoys working in the dynamic and flexible environment of

successful and rapidly growing start-up.




A good degree in a numerate discipline

A higher level degree including speech or signal processing 

Two years experience in building large vocabulary speech recognition

Fluent in C/C++, Linux and bash

Experience building statistical models from large amounts of data

Able to work independently and as part of a team




A PhD in speech recognition

Experience using HTK

Experience with telephony speech recognition

A good working knowledge of perl or python

Ability to speak Spanish, French, Italian


About SpinVox


SpinVox is a next generation, network-independent mobile phone services

company. We launched the world's first voicemail-to-text service in

2004, based on our proprietary voice-to-text system. Voicemails are

as text messages, directly to the customer's mobile phone, through the

integrated push technology platform.


Our voicemail-to-text service takes the voicemail, which had previously

been modernised in years, right into the 21st century. Busy people can

quickly see who called tem and what the caller said, without having to

complex voicemail systems.


SpinVox is a supporter of Save the Children, donating 1.00 for every new

SpinVox user. 


SpinVox is an equal opportunities employer.





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