Jobs [temporary position, 3 months]: NLP

[Job posted on December 13h 2014 by Appen]

Computational Linguist – Gulf


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Appen is a language technology solutions and consulting firm, recognized as a global leader in the quality, range and caliber of its expertise. We are focused on helping our clients reach international markets by leveraging our expertise in over 150 languages and dialects. Our clients are among the world’s top internet search engine and voice recognition providers. For more information come see us at

Appen is looking for a Gulf Arabic Computational Linguist to create and develop an NLU text processing engine system.

Location: remote
Hours: total of 280 hours
Length: apprx. 12 weeks

• create a complex set of grammars for Gulf Arabic or Turkish,
• run experiments to improve the quality of the text processing engine,
• annotate data and tune the grammars,
• analyze results and run performance tests,
• fix problems to improve the quality of the natural understanding.
• Native speaker or near native speaker of Gulf Arabic or Turkish. Fluent in English.
• MA degree or higher with specialization in Computational Linguistics.
• Proved experience in NLP and in text processing projects.
• Experience in coding, grxml in particular.
• Self-motivated, detail oriented, good communicator and able to work independently.
• Able to work an estimated 280 hours between now and early April 2015.
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