LINGUIST List 26.3408

Fri Jul 24 2015

Jobs: Egyptian Arabic; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics: Junior Linguist, Google, Inc.

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 24-Jul-2015
From: Mohammed Attia <>
Subject: Egyptian Arabic; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics: Junior Linguist, Google, Inc.
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University or Organization: Google, Inc.
Department: Natural Language Understanding
Job Location: , USA
Job Title: Junior Linguist [Arabic]

Job Rank: Junior Linguist; Other

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics

Required Language(s): Arabic, Egyptian (arz)


As a Junior Linguist, you will be annotating and reviewing linguistic data in Arabic. You will also contribute to a number of other tasks to improve natural language processing at Google.

The tasks include:

- Reviewing and annotating linguistic data
- Labeling text for semantic, syntactic and morphological characteristics
- Annotating lexical entries according to guidelines
- Deriving NLP data for new and on-going projects

Job requirements:

- Native-level speaker of Arabic (familiarity with Egyptian Dialect required) and fluent in English
- Degree in Linguistics or Computational Linguistics or similar, with knowledge of semantics, syntax, morphology, phonology and/or lexicography
- Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts; learn in-house tools
- Keen interest in technology and computer applications
- Should have an interest in natural language processing, linguistics, linguistic resources
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Attention to detail and good organizational skills
- Ability to work independently from home with reliable internet connectivity

Job Specification:

This is not a permanent position, but a full-time contract position. Work will be done from home, but Junior Linguists should be able to come to Google New York Office for training and intermediary meetings.

Project duration: 12 months (with potential for extension)

For immediate consideration, please email your CV and cover letter in English (in PDF format) with “Junior Linguists [Arabic]” in the subject line.

Application Deadline: 24-Jan-2016 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Mohammed Attia

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