[Elsnet-list] Computational linguist - job posting
adriane.rinsche at langtech.co.uk
Wed Oct 28 11:06:20 CET 2009
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
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
6. Have basic programming skills in .NET, Java, PHP or similar
7. Work well within a team and liaise with external language
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
Language Technology Centre Ltd.
5-7 Kingston Hill
Kingston KT2 7PW
Tel. +44 20 8549 2359 x 201
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Subject: [Elsnet-list] Speech Engineer - job posting
To whom it may concern,
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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
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:
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
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 is an equal opportunities employer.
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