Nuance to Open European Research and Development Center of Excellence for Open Voice Services

Nuance Communications (NASDAQ: NUAN), a leading provider of speech solutions, today announced it will open an Open Voice Services European Center of Excellence to further meet the needs of global mobile operators. The Center will serve as a house of innovation for global research and development with technical teams focused on all aspects of the research and development of Nuance Voicemail-to-Text, Nuance Voice Control, Open Voice Search, Mobile Messaging, and voice services for the Connected Car.

While Nuance has long had a strong presence in the European speech market, the Company has experienced significant demand for its rapidly emerging suite of services that target free-form, unstructured speech input. This has created an opportunity for a cutting-edge research area in speech recognition today. The underlying capabilities are amazing, converting voicemail into text automatically, and allowing people and professionals to dictate messages, search the Web, and more. Open voice services are now also being integrated into automobiles, unleashing a new wave of innovative solutions that reduce driver distractions. And, mobile operators around the world are demanding open voice services in a wide variety of languages. With all this in mind, Nuance is focused on creating an environment where innovation in a variety of voice services can flourish.

“Nuance’s commitment to innovation and the wealth of speech technology talent throughout the region inspires Nuance to invest in launching a formal Center of European Excellence, focused on open voice services,” said Vlad Sejnoha, Chief Speech Scientist, Nuance. “In addition to our current internal efforts and additional innovation investments recently announced with IBM, we expect this new Center of Excellence to ensure Nuance’s voice services team achieves a level of innovation second to none in the industry.”

In preparation for the expansion of its world class team with the region’s talented mobile software professionals, Nuance will host U.K. “Career Days” in the Marlow and Cambridge areas the week of October 12, 2009. Interviews are by invitation only.

Positions will include:

  • Project Managers
  • Operations Engineers
  • Quality Assurance
  • Speech Engineers
  • Acoustic Modeling and Language Modeling Researchers
  • Language Development Experts

If you are a qualified applicant and would like to be considered for an invitation, as well as learn more about the U.K. “Career Days,” please visit or contact us directly at

About Nuance Mobile

Nuance Mobile builds innovative, intelligent and intuitive touch and speech interfaces to simplify and enhance the way people interact with mobile devices, applications, and services. Nuance Mobile solutions make mobile devices and in-car systems easier to use, automate customer self-service, and optimize the access and discovery of even the most advanced mobile applications and content – regardless of technical know-how, location, environment, or physical and literacy capabilities.

About Nuance Communications, Inc.

Nuance is a leading provider of speech and imaging solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with information and how they create, share and use documents. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications and professional services. For more information, please visit:

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