Japanese Computational Linguist- AI (Natural Language Understanding)

ID  2021-1877 Country   Japan
Posted Date  08/24/2021 City  Nationwide
Category  Linguistics Application Deadline 
Language  Japanese

More information about this job:


Overview:

Our Natural Language Understanding (NLU) Department is currently looking for Japanese computer scientists or computational linguists as freelancers who could extend and improve the NLU system for their respective language. Candidates should be available for 20-40 hours per week. Our Machine-Learning-based NLU systems are AI (Artificial Intelligence) components integrated into products used by millions of people all over the world. The work will involve the development of grammars and lexical resources, the correction of annotated data, and other adjustments of the system.


Responsibilities:

- Revision and extension of resources to be used for Speech Recognition software
- Development of grammars for Natural Language Understanding
- (Re)Training of Machine Learning models for NLU, including evaluation and error analysis
- Text manipulation and data processing
- Localization of data, online surveys, etc. into the respective language



Qualifications:

- Bachelor or Master in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Computational Linguistics, or other relevant technical field
- Native Japanese speaker
- Affinity with statistics and Machine Learning
- Solid Unix skills (bash)
- Sound knowledge of regular expressions and a scripting language such as Python or Perl
- Familiarity with version-control software (git, svn)
- Fluency in English (written and oral)



Employment Conditions:

- Suitable training in interesting NLU projects
- Adequate compensation
- Flexible working hours, working from home
- Great team in an international working environment