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

Raza Shahid s.r.shahid at gmail.com
Tue Apr 17 16:43:33 CEST 2012


Could you please forward this post to all members.

Apologies for multiple posts.

Thanks,
Raza

On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 3:30 PM, Raza Shahid <s.r.shahid at gmail.com> wrote:

> *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.
>
> *Qualifications:*
>
> * 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
>    Windows.
>    - 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
>    recognition
>    - 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
>
>
> Thanks,
> Syed Raza Shahid
> Senior Language Modelling Scientist
> Nuance, Marlow, UK
>
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