LINGUIST List 29.3472

Tue Sep 11 2018

Jobs: Indo-Aryan Central Zone; Indo-European; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Semantics; Syntax: Computational Linguist, Amazon

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Date: 07-Sep-2018
From: Arun Kumar <arukamazon.com>
Subject: Indo-Aryan Central Zone; Indo-European; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Semantics; Syntax: Computational Linguist, Amazon, India
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University or Organization: Amazon
Job Location: Bengaluru, India
Job Title: Computational Linguist

Job Rank: Computational Linguist/Language Engineer

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Semantics; Syntax

Required Language(s): Indo-Aryan Central Zone
                                 Indo-European

Description:

Amazon is looking for a Computational Linguist/Language Engineer to join our Natural Language Processing (NLP) team. We are seeking a candidate with strong analytical skills and language technology experience to help us develop language components for a variety of Kindle products.

As a Computational Linguist at Amazon, you will:
- Create sample language data for the target language
- Develop NLP components: write rules, build grammars/FSTs, create annotation systems or mappings for the target language
- Contribute to the design of new features by extending existing annotation schemas to cover new areas in the target language
- Use modeling tools to bootstrap and test new functionalities
- Analyze system performance and identify areas for improvement
- Collaborate with other Language Engineers and Data Associate teams in data collection and development efforts

Basic Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s or higher degree in a relevant field (linguistics or language)
- 2+ years experience in computational linguistics, language data processing, semantics, or syntax
- Experience with language annotation and other forms of data markup
- Experience working with speech and text language data in multiple languages
- Experience with database queries and data analysis processes (SQL, R, Matlab, etc.), and Unix
- Experience programming in Perl, Python, or another scripting language

Preferred Qualifications:
- Expertise in building ontologies, taxonomies, and semantic relation frameworks
- Experience in writing grammars and building FSTs
- Experience with statistical language modeling
- Practical knowledge of version control and agile development
- Excellent communication, strong organizational skills and very detailed oriented
- Comfortable working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment
- Willingness to support several projects at one time, and to accept reprioritization as necessary

To Apply:
Please send resumes to the application email provided below.

Application Deadline: 30-Nov-2018

Web Address for Applications: https://www.amazon.jobs/en/jobs/702965/computational-linguist
Email Address for Applications: arukamazon.com
Contact Information:
Arun Kumar
Email: arukamazon.com


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