• Gulf Arabic Computational Linguist

    Job Locations Remote-Remote
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(1/20/2019 10:45 PM)
  • Overview

    We are currently looking for computational linguists with native level Gulf Arabic language skills, as independent contractors, who would assist the client with their NLU data procurement in an effort to develop a speech recognizer. The computational linguist would work with the client's team of NLU linguists and engineer to develop their speech recognizer. Tasks will include:

    1. help determine specifications of the project,

    2. setup new collections or

    3. help determine if existing data may be reused.


    Other tasks include building of the language models:

    4.writing grammars,

    5. drafting slot lists, and

    6. training statistical models.

    All work will be done remotely on a client provided, secure device. Candidates should be available for approximately 24 hours per week, starting in January 2019. Qualifying candidates must pass a technical screener as well as a background check.


    Project Description

    The project focuses on assisting the client with their NLU data procurement. The client will provide training for their proprietary tools for data activities and NLU buffers building. All work can be performed remotely, in contact and with the support of the client's NLU team members.


    Start date: January 2019

    Length: 40 weeks

    Average hours: 24 per week


    Detailed Task

    The computational linguist would help determine specifications of the project, setup new collections or help determine if existing data may be reused. Other tasks include building of the language models: writing grammars, drafting slot lists, and training statistical models.


    Advanced degree in Computational Linguistics, Linguistics, Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, or other relevant technical field
    Native-level speaker of Gulf Arabic
    Fluency in English (written and oral)


    Preferred Skills

    Industry experience in NLU


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