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Company: Appen
Contact Name: Millicent
Website: http://appen.com

Job Details: British English Linguist Date: Sep 10 2020

Job Reference: 1978001
Job Category: Entry Level Jobs [ View All Entry Level Jobs Jobs ]
Company Type Employer
Employment type: Contract
Degree: Bachelors
Experience: 2 years
Location: Kirkland, Washington, 98034
Job Skills: linguistics
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Position Summary

Become a specialist on natural language generation and help build state-of-the-art AI systems. Your inputs will be used to develop better natural language understanding systems for British English.



Duration: 6 months fixed-term employee

Payment: This is a salaried position, compensation to be determined based on skills and past experience.



Successful candidates must be able to work at client sites in the San Francisco Bay Area once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.



Responsibilities

Work with Appen's client to produce high quality natural language and mark it up with annotations that provide information about the semantics/meaning of natural language text
Use categories such as domains, intents, and slots to mark words and phrases in text utterances
Manage and track changes in the scenario database
Review and update annotation guidelines and guard data quality

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Language Technologies, Computer Sciences, or related field
Interest in practical as well as theoretical linguistics, especially syntax, semantics, and pragmatics
Facility with computers and software applications.
Familiarity with basic Python, SQL and script writing
Ability to adapt to changing requirements, priorities, and revisions
Cooperative, solution-oriented attitude
Eagerness to learn new skills and work quickly
Analytic mindset with strong attention to detail
Ability to review examples and apply rules to data
Native speaker of British English

Qualifications and Experience

Advanced degree and/or industry experience
Experience working remotely
NLG annotation experience


If this resonates with you, or if you feel like you would excel in the role, apply now!



We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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