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Linguist

Remote (must be UK based)
Date:

Overview

Placement Type:

Temporary

Compensation:

£30.98 per hour PAYE

Start Date:

ASAP

Are you passionate about languages and ready to apply your expertise to cutting-edge AI technologies? We’re seeking a skilled Linguist to join our client’s dynamic team. As a Linguist, you’ll play a vital role in shaping the quality and effectiveness of their language-related projects. Here’s what you’ll be doing:

Responsibilities:

  • Perform in-depth linguistic analyses on extensive datasets.
  • Conduct linguistic error analysis of AI model outputs, identifying frequent and severe error categories.
  • Develop and refine guidelines for human annotation and translation projects.
  • Conduct typological and sociolinguistic research across numerous languages, emphasizing their unique characteristics and commonalities.
  • Analyse linguistic data for Responsible AI, addressing issues such as toxic language, hate speech, and cultural biases in multilingual contexts.
  • Conduct literature reviews on NLP-related topics and summarize key findings.
  • Evaluate vendor deliveries for quality and consistency, providing actionable feedback.
  • Provide expertise on various aspects of linguistic knowledge to inform project development.
  • Collaborate with native speakers in diverse languages and communicate linguistic analysis results to technical teams.

Skills:

  • Native or near-native proficiency (CEFRL C2) in a language other than English is essential.
  • Proficiency in additional languages is advantageous, especially low-resource or under-represented languages.
  • Proficient in Python for coding and SQL for database querying; familiarity with other data analysis languages (e.g., R) is beneficial.
  • Familiarity with international language-classification standards is preferred.
  • Previous involvement in research papers or projects involving machine learning, NLP, or software engineering is advantageous.
  • Firm grasp of linguistic fields including language typology, syntax, morphology, sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, writing systems, pragmatics, and phonology.
  • Some experience with basic Natural Language Processing techniques is expected.

** Please note, this role is available for a limited time only. All shortlisted candidates will be contacted by Tuesday 9th April 2024 ** 

Client Description

Our Client is the largest social media company in the world. They have substantial B2B and B2C advertising and media platforms, as well as a nonprofit initiative. With the mission of bringing people together, they now boast over 2 billion users, and are rapidly developing as they influence the world around us.

 

Aquent is dedicated to improving inclusivity & is proudly an equal opportunities employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups & are committed to providing support to applicants with disabilities. We aim to provide reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, to those with a medical condition, disability or neurodivergence.