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Computational Linguist

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Computational Linguist

Montreal | Quebec | Canada

The client has requested for a computational linguist for the French Canadian language to help them create and update guidelines and language rules for different linguistics related tasks, e.g., annotation. An ideal candidate has experience and passion for working with language data and developing natural language processing code specific to the French Canadian Language.

Requirements:

  • Degree computational linguistics or
  • Degree in Linguistics with knowledge/experience in NLP
  • Understanding of dialogue and dialogue management with respect to NLP.
  • Excellent knowledge of structural aspects of the French Canadian language (syntax, semantics, phonology, phonetics)
  • Strong linguistic comprehension
  • Up-to-date exposure to popular native culture and the ability to use that knowledge to inform data analysis
  • Previous experience working with language data (e.g. research, analysis, translation, review)
  • Good organizational and analytical skills
  • Excellent English skills, other language skills are a plus
  • Strong communication skills, attention to detail, and proven ability to manage priorities


Tasks

  • Working in direct cooperation with the client
  • Working within the client's complex workflow, adapting it to fr_CA
  • Acting as an intermediary between the client and the annotators/general linguists.
  • Supporting annotators in their everyday tasks
  • Solving annotators' questions/queries in the best possible way
  • The expert will receive an initial training on workflow and the tasks. Once trained they need to be available once questions do pop up and answer them in a timely manner.

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