01/12 Piyush Wadhwa
Manager Data Science at Wolters Kluwer

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Wolters Kluwer - Senior Language/NLP Specialist (5-9 yrs)

Pune Job Code: 386607

Language Engineer

Description :

- We are seeking a Language Engineer with experience in linguistic annotation, ontologies, taxonomies and/or semantic schemata.

- You will be involved in building products using various texts through your ownership of the annotation schema for our natural language understanding machine learning models, as well as deterministic recognition grammars.

Specifically, you will :

- Design the natural language understanding components of new products and features by writing grammars and annotation specifications

- Identify and solve production issues that are impacting the product experience

- Collaborate with scientists and other Language Engineers in creating optimal solutions to elevate the product experience

- Advocate strict adherence to annotation guidelines

- Scale existing functionalities into new languages

- Provide day-to-day coordination of data collection and annotation efforts, including planning, scheduling, and reporting

- Measure and analyze accuracy, quality and throughput of annotated data

- Contribute to the design of new data collection methods and new annotation schemas to cover new areas and languages

- Write grammars and build FSTs

Basic Qualifications :

- Master's or higher degree in Linguistics or a related field

- 5-9 years of experience in computational linguistics, language data processing, psycholinguistics, semantics, or syntax

- Experience with language annotation and other forms of data markup

- Experience working with speech and text language data in multiple languages

- Experience with database queries and data analysis processes (SQL, R, Matlab, etc.) and Unix

- Experience programming in Python, Perl, or another scripting language

- Experience using data to support business decisions

Preferred Qualifications :

- MA in Linguistics or a related field

- Experience with statistical methods and strong analytical skills

- Expertise in building ontologies, taxonomies, and semantic relation frameworks

- Experience in writing grammars and building FSTs

- Experience with statistical language modeling

- Practical knowledge of version control and agile development

- Excellent communication, strong organizational skills and very detailed oriented

- Comfortable working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment

- Willingness to support several projects at one time, and to accept reprioritization as necessary

- Relentless customer/product focus

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