LINGUIST List 32.2280

Tue Jul 06 2021

Jobs: French; Japanese; Korean; Turkish; Computational Linguistics: Consultant, smartKYC

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 02-Jul-2021
From: Hugo Chamberlain <>
Subject: French; Japanese; Korean; Turkish; Computational Linguistics: Consultant, smartKYC
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University or Organization: smartKYC
Department: Languages
Job Location: , United Kingdom (Telecommute)
Web Address:
Job Title: Linguist in either Turkish, Japanese, Korean or French

Job Rank: Consultant

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

Required Language(s): French (fra)
                            Japanese (jpn)
                            Korean (kor)
                            Turkish (tur)


smartKYC is looking for qualified linguists to support text extraction software designed to extract information from news media in different languages.

- Translate keywords from English to requested languages
- Create semantic rules to capture relevant results from news media in requested languages
- Test results

Who we are:
smartKYC helps financial institutions automate KYC (Know Your Customer) checks. These are background checks that banks are obliged to carry out on potential customers to verify their wealth was not amassed illegally. smartKYC consolidates checks in various databases as well as news media, extracts the relevant information and categorizes it to ease the work of the financial institution’s analysts.

smartKYC associates:
- Have great communication skills
- Are motivated to work alone or in small groups
- Are interested in improving the product and suggest possible enhancements
- Are interested in the intricacies and ambiguities of language

- Fluency in Turkish, Japanese, Korean or French
- Bachelor’s degree in linguistics, mathematics, or computer science.
- Able to work 15-20 hours per week
- Able to work remotely
- Knowledge of syntactical and semantical analysis of languages
- Knowledge of formal languages (preferred but not required)
- Knowledge of regular expressions (preferred but not required)
- Knowledge of any programming language is a plus (but not required)

smartKYC is based out of London. Linguists will be working remotely.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Katja Goldring

Page Updated: 06-Jul-2021