• Senior Language Modelling Researcher

    Location CN-Chengdu
    Job ID
    Research & Development - Speech Science
    Pos. Type
    Full Time
  • Company Overview

    At Nuance, we empower people with the ability to seamlessly interact with their connected devices and the digital world around them.  We are creating a world where technology thinks and acts the way people do by designing the most human, natural, and intuitive ways of interacting with technology.


    Our nimble technology uses analytics and advanced algorithms to transform the inanimate into animate and reduce complicated processes into simple ones.


    Join our Mobile team…intelligent systems now ready for the road. We are passionate about developing intelligent interfaces that enable people to talk to their cars, phones, devices, and other smart “things”.

    Job Summary



    Stay current on state-of-the-art algorithms in related fields; Evaluate the usage patterns of customers via big data analysis; build models to improve core ASR accuracy of individual products; contribute to the model building codebase. Work on challenging research problems that have a concrete impact on real-world applications, such as in-car assistants and home entertainment systems.



    • Conducting experiments to assess the quality of language models and study the effect of language modeling variants and ancillary natural language processing technology (such as auto-punctuation) on speech recognition accuracy.
    • Identifying, optimizing, and clustering training data.
    • Analyzing product usage data to identify areas of possible improvement or enhancement of language modeling process, method, and NLP techniques.
    • Implementation of improved training recipes and NLP prototypes utilizing Python.
    • Discussing and presenting ideas, progress, and results within the research team.
    • Improving language modeling performance in multiple languages, especially Chinese.
    • Perform tasks related to securing and keeping the products, tools, and processes that you are responsible for securing. 



    • Advanced degree (Masters) in computer science, computational linguistics, applied mathematics, or a related field


    Minimum years of work experience:

    • 0


    Required skills:

    • Background in speech technology, statistical machine translation, or natural language processing
    • Python programming skills with knowledge of standard data structures and algorithms
    • Experience using Unix/Linux and shell scripting
    • Solid written and oral communication skills (English)
    • Native Chinese fluency is a must


    Preferred skills:

    • 2+ years of professional development experience
    • Explicit (industry or academic) experience with large vocabulary speech recognition
    • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: machine learning, statistical modeling, deep learning, numerical optimization, data mining, algorithm design, software engineering, computational linguistics


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