LINGUIST List 29.3757

Fri Sep 28 2018

Jobs: English; Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics: Freelance Annotator, Unbabel

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Date: 28-Sep-2018
From: Luísa Ramos <>
Subject: English; Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics: Freelance Annotator, Unbabel
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University or Organization: Unbabel
Job Location: , ---------------- (Telecommute)
Web Address:
Job Title: Freelance Annotator
Job Rank: Freelance Annotator

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)


Unbabel’s “Translation as a Service” platform allows modern enterprises to
understand and be understood by their customers in dozens of languages.

Powered by AI and refined by a global community of tens of thousands of human
linguists, Unbabel delivers professional-grade content at the scale required
by modern enterprises like Facebook, Microsoft, Under Armour, Pinterest and

Backed by Scale Venture Partners, Notion, Microsoft Ventures, Salesforce
Ventures, Samsung NEXT and Y Combinator, Unbabel is accelerating the shift to
a world without language barriers.

One of our products, Unbabel for Video, uses the same AI + Human approach to
offer same-language captions and multilingual subtitles for video content.

We assess the quality of captions and subtitles through detailed annotations,
which involve identifying captioning errors and classifying them in a
predefined typology. Since error identification and classification are almost
entirely based on linguistic criteria, we work with linguistically trained
freelancers to perform annotations.

Job responsibilities:
- Listen to different audio dialects of the English language
- Listen to different audio and varied content
- Identify errors in a transcription and classify those errors within a
pre-set typology
- Identify segmentation and alignment errors in video captions and classify
them within the typology

Job requirements:
- Own your own computer and have internet access
- Dedicate 1-2 hours a day to the project, with a minimum of 5-10 hours a week
- Complete tasks in a timely manner

Job skills:
- Native or highly proficient of English
- Linguistically trained with BA or graduate level degree
- Experience with annotating linguistic or audio data
- Detail oriented

As an annotator you’ll be using most of your linguistic knowledge applied to
videos that are previously edited by our community of transcribers. We process
the results from these annotations to improve AI models and provide feedback
to our community about the quality of their work.

You’ll be using your knowledge of syntax and semantics in order to assess how
sentences are correctly segmented into captions. You would also be using your
knowledge in morphology to classify the different types of mis-transcription,
as well as being exposed to a wide range of linguistically diverse and
interesting content: different registers and dialects of English.

If this is something that appeals to you and you are interested in
collaborating with us for this project, please apply by sending your resume
and cover letter to the application email provided below.

Application Deadline: This position is closed.

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Luísa Ramos

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