Linguist for African English variants - LONDON, UK
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Linguist for African English variants - LONDON, UK Madrid Madrid Diplomatura / Ingeniería Técnica EDUCACIÓN, FORMACIÓN Temporal Tiempo completo 03120 / 682 1 De 2 a 5 años 2018-

10-08 Linguistic Field(s) : Speech processing, Speech synthesis, NLP, Formal Grammars Location : London, UK Project Duration : Approximately 6 months (with potential extension), starting as soon as possible.

Salary : £25 per hour Requisitos Requirements : - degree in Linguistics or a related field - native-level speaker of a West African English variant, or native speaker of at least one West African language and fluent in English -

basic understanding of phonology and phonetics - interest in technology and computer-literate - excellent oral and written communication skills Preferred : -

interest in natural language processing, linguistics, linguistic resources - experience in computational linguistics, semantics, syntax, morphology and / or lexicography -

keen ear for phonetic nuances and attention to detail - ability to quickly grasp technical concepts; learn in-house tools Responsabilidades As a Linguist you will collaborate with researchers and engineers by providing linguistic expertise and direction for NLP projects and systems.

You will work closely with the researchers and engineers to train and / or evaluate NLP and dialogue systems and propose solutions.

You will also contribute to and monitor data acquisition and curation; you will develop quality control methodology, experiments and improvements in our ability to understand and generate natural language.

You will be providing linguistic analysis, annotations and reviews for data for language variants including but not limited to Nigerian and Ghanaen English.

You will also contribute to a number of other tasks to improve natural language understanding and speech processing. This also includes :

  • drafting linguistic guidelines
  • annotating and reviewing texts according to linguistic guidelines
  • labeling text with phonological, semantic, syntactic and morphological features
  • annotating lexicon entries according to guidelines
  • creating verbalisation rules, such as expanding URLs, email addresses, numbers
  • creating annotation conventions
  • providing expertise on pronunciation and phonotactics
  • working with QA tools according to given guidelines and using in-house toolsdegree in Linguistics or a related field - native-
  • level speaker of a West African English variant, or native speaker of at least one West African language and fluent in English -

    basic understanding of phonology and phonetics - interest in technology and computer-literate - excellent oral and written communication skills Preferred : -

    interest in natural language processing, linguistics, linguistic resources - experience in computational linguistics, semantics, syntax, morphology and / or lexicography -

    keen ear for phonetic nuances and attention to detail - ability to quickly grasp technical concepts; learn in-house toolsMadrid Diplomatura / Ingeniería Técnica EDUCACIÓN, FORMACIÓN Temporal Tiempo completo 03120 / 682 1

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