Appen

Arabic Computational Linguist

Remote
1 week ago(12/6/2017 8:53 PM)
ID
2017-2432
Category
Linguist

Overview

Appen is looking for a Linguist/Computational Linguist who is a native speaker of Arabic to work on a speech and language processing project.


Project Information:

Location: Remote
Hours:  40 hours per week
Length: At least 3 months – starting 2 Jan to 30 March (with a chance of extension)

 

Tasks:

- Normalizing textual resources through regular expressions
- Creating natural language test cases for natural language processing modules
- Labeling text with semantic, syntactic and morphological features
- Contribute to the formalization of language models through in-depth knowledge of phonological and morphosyntactic aspects of the target language
- Annotating lexicon entries according to guidelines
- Producing / validating phonetic transcriptions
- QA of TTS voices and linguistic data

 

Requirements:
- BA degree or higher in Linguistics, Computational Linguistics or another relevant field
- Native-level proficiency in Arabic
- Excellent communication skills in English
- Solid knowledge of phonetics/phonology
- Solid knowledge of regular expressions
- Ability to create and fix phonetic transcriptions in the target language
- Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail
- The candidate should be located in the European time-zone.

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