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Sunday, October 07, 2012 by Chris Wellekens

6-35 (2012-09-26) Speech Recognition/Machine Learning Engineers ar Cantab Research, Cambridge,UK

Speech Recognition/Machine Learning Engineers

Cantab Research was founded in 2006 and exists to supply automatic speech recognition products to a wide variety of customers.   It has previously
supplied SpinVox (now Nuance) to create a voicemail to text system that handles over a million calls a day.  It currently supplies speech recognition to a medical transcription company and to several other companies with high potential novel applications.

We are expanding and seeks a graduate/post-graduate with the following skills:

* Good degree in a numerate discipline (ideally MSc/MPhil/PhD)
* Excellent analytical ability, ability to conduct research experiments as well as develop code
* Practical experience of machine learning on large datasets
* C/C++, perl/python, matlab/octave, Linux
* Previous experience in speech recognition or large scale web information mining an advantage
* Keen to learn automatic speech recognition operation and applications

This role offers an interesting combination of the application of research, experimentation, and product development. The post involves extending Cantab's existing speech recognition software and applying it to new tasks. You will be joining a small but rapidly expanding team and enjoy the challenges and rewards of a startup culture.

Location: Cambridge, UK.  Full/part time and employment/contracting may be negotiated depending on experience.

Contact: Dr Tony Robinson (

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