LINGUIST List 29.1208

Thu Mar 15 2018

Jobs: Mandarin Chinese; Translation: Annotator, HERE Corporation LLC

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 15-Mar-2018
From: Albert Lin <>
Subject: Mandarin Chinese; Translation: Annotator, HERE Corporation LLC, USA
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University or Organization: HERE Corporation LLC
Job Location: , USA (Telecommute)
Job Title: HERE Chinese Annotator

Job Rank: Annotator

Specialty Areas: Translation; Chinese

Required Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)


The HERE Chinese Annotator position performs detailed web research for geographical points-of-interest (POI), using resources like official websites, review sites, online search, etc for HERE Corporation. Annotation is a measure for how well our HERE mapping software is performing. When HERE map changes are implemented, Annotation informs us if those changes are better or worse for the User. As an annotator, you will help to: 1) determine the possible intent of user-entered map searches, 2) determine the value of the POI being returned as a map listing, and (3) confirm information about POIs using web-based research.

This position is available for people who live in and can legally work in the US.

Main Responsibilities:
- Rate the quality of HERE maps generated POIs from user-entered map searches. The Annotator must be able to clearly discuss their thought process leading to each rating.
- Perform online research to determine and list the most likely intent of the user-entered map searches.
- Perform data quality checks on the various POI attributes in our mapping database.
- Be able to evaluate two different lists of software-generated maps search results.

Work Environment:
All work is done remotely through an online portal website. Annotator work is then reviewed by Annotation mergers. All Annotators follow task-specific annotation guidelines. Within that structure, workers must be creative and open-thinkers in terms of web-based resources needed to perform their work. All data is displayed through specific task templates through the online portal website.

An Annotator is an Individual contributor. Annotators work independently and remotely. Some workers, after high-performance assessments, are trained as “mergers”, doing higher level work than normal Annotators wherein they review previous Annotator work, provide final ratings, and provide feedback to Annotator as necessary. All Annotation work is done anonymously through username on the online portal website– no Annotator knows the personal information of other Annotators.

Impact Decision making:
Workers make decisions based on the utility provided by the search responses, or the correctness of the attributes associated with a POI. Collectively, this data allows the HERE Team to make informed changes to the HERE map software and for database quality.

Position Requirements:
- High school diploma
- Proficient at utilizing a variety of web resources and with computer usage
- Literacy in written Chinese is required. Language proficiency in other languages like Thai, Arabic, and Russian is also desirable, but not a requirement

This position expects around 20 hours of annotation work each week. This position is available for people who live in and can legally work in the US.

Physical Demands:

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of HERE Annotation employees.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Albert Lin

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