LINGUIST List 29.3532

Thu Sep 13 2018

Jobs: Arabic; Translation: Translator, HERE Global B.V.

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Date: 11-Sep-2018
From: Albert Lin <>
Subject: Arabic; Translation: Translator, HERE Global B.V., USA
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University or Organization: HERE Global B.V.
Department: Annotation Team
Job Location: , USA (Telecommute)
Web Address:
Job Title: HERE Arabic Language Annotator

Job Rank: Annotator; Translator

Specialty Areas: Translation; Modern Arabic Language

Required Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)


HERE Arabic Language Annotator

Summary of the position:
Annotation is how we at HERE measures the success of our HERE mapping software. When changes are made to HERE Maps, annotation informs us if those changes are better or worse for our end users. As an annotator, you will help to:
- Determine the possible intent of map user-entered map searches,
- Determine the value of a geographical point-of-interest (POI) being returned as a map listing, and
- Confirm information about POIs using web-based research.

The HERE Arabic Language Annotator position requires detailed web research skills. The position utilizes on-line resources like official websites, review sites, web searches, mapping street view, etc as part of the HERE Annotation Team. The HERE Arabic Language Annotator in particular will require reading and writing literacy in Arabic for language specific annotation work.

Main Responsibilities:
- Rate the quality of HERE maps generated POIs from user-entered map searches. The Annotator must be able to clearly explain 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 attributes of POIs in our mapping database.
- Be able to evaluate two different lists of software-generated maps search results.

Work Environment:
All annotation work is done remotely through an online portal website. All data is displayed through specific task templates through the annotation website. All Annotators follow task-specific annotation guidelines and you will receive training for your annotation work. Your normal work will be reviewed by higher-level annotators known as mergers and there will be more in-depth assessments every quarter. Within that structure, annotation workers must be creative and open-thinkers.

An Annotator is an Individual contributor. Annotators work independently and remotely. Some workers, after high-performance assessments, are trained as mergers who perform higher level work. This includes reviewing other annotator’s work, providing final ratings, and providing feedback to other annotators as necessary. This long-term position is expected to take 20 hours each week with flexible work hours as determined by the annotator.

Impact Decision Making:
Workers make decisions based on the utility provided by the HERE map 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 mapping software and determine database quality. Without annotation, we cannot measure the quality impact of HERE maps software development.

Position Requirements:
High school diploma. Proficiency with a variety of web resources and with computer usage. Reading and writing literacy in Arabic is required. Language proficiency in more than one language is desirable, but is not a requirement. You must have access to a laptop, internet, and be able to work 20 hours a week. This position is only available to those able to work in the United States of America.

Physical Demands:

To Apply:
We ask that HERE Arabic Language Annotator applicants send us your resume with your appropriate phone and e-mail contact information to the application email provided below. We will only be accepting applicants who can work in the USA only.

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:
HERE Assistant Team Leader Albert Lin

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