[Elsnet-list] Job: Senior Language Modelling Scientist at Nuance UK

Raza Shahid s.r.shahid at gmail.com
Fri Apr 13 16:30:04 CEST 2012

*Responsibilities: *
Nuance is looking for Senior Research Scientist specialising in Language
Modeling to help in the development of Nuance’s Voice Mail to Text Platform.

Responsible for conducting and managing research projects in the field of
language modeling.  These projects are aimed at accuracy improvements as
well as implementing innovative features, including literature research,
assessment of alternative approaches, prototyping, experimental evaluation
and productization support.


* Essential Skills*

   - Advanced degree (Master or PhD) in computer science, computational
   linguistics, applied mathematics or a related field
   - Background in speech technology, natural language processing and/or
   applied statistics
   - Extensive knowledge and hands-on experience with statistical language
   modeling, including estimation methods, smoothing, pruning, efficient
   representation, interpolation, etc.
   - Good software engineering skills, knowledge of scripting languages
   (e.g. shell scripting, Perl) and experience working under both Linux and
   - Solid written and oral communication skills (English)
   - Advanced Degree Level

 *Desired skills:*

   - Experience working with HTK, CMU toolkit, SRILM or similar
   - Experience with exponential language models, discriminative training,
   unsupervised adaptation and training
   - Expertise in one or more of the following areas: machine learning,
   statistical modelling, information retrieval, data mining and linguistics
   - Have worked on a live application or service that includes speech
   - Fluent in a second, non-English language

We offer a competitive compensation package; including stock options,
employee stock purchase plan, 401(k), full health and welfare benefits and
a casual yet technically challenging work environment.  Join our dynamic,
entrepreneurial team and become part of our fast growing track of
continuing success.  Nuance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

*Post Type: *Full Time
*Location: *Marlow, UK

If you are interested please apply online:
https://jobs-nuance.icims.com/jobs/7491/job or for more queries contact
uwe.jost at nuance.com

Syed Raza Shahid
Senior Language Modelling Scientist
Nuance, Marlow, UK
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