Kannada Linguist – Job ID: VR32

Job Description:

We are looking for a Kannada candidate  who has a degree in linguistics (M.A in Linguistics, Ph.D. in linguistics)  who can support for 30-40 hours per week. (8 hours a day working from home)

Linguist requirements –

Description

  • We are looking for a highly skilled candidate to help develop and expand the native locale lexicon for mobile devices.
  • The ideal candidate has experience and passion for working with language data and has the ability to help create, categorize, audit, and improve lexical data. Excellent grammar is essential. The person must be highly organized, collaborate well with others, and be able to drive issues to resolution.

Responsibilities to include:

  • Preparing and auditing data test sets.
  • Evaluating, labeling and vetting output, providing informed feedback.
  • Proposing relevant dictionary content and meta-content.
  • Identifying tools and process enhancements. Bug reporting, monitoring, and resolution.
  • Working cross-functionally with linguists and engineers.

Requirements:

  • Degree in Linguistics is a must.
  • Native fluency and proficiency in US English.
  • Excellent knowledge of structural aspects of the language (syntax, semantics, phonology, phonetics).
  • 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, dictionary).
  • Strong communication skills, attention to detail, and proven ability to manage priorities are essential.
  • Computational linguistic experience is a plus.

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