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 AI/ML - Computational Linguist, Siri Understanding - Seattle, Washington, United States

Job information
Posted by: Apple 
Hiring entity type: Retail 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Project Manager
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 200207157 / Latpro-3762673 
Date posted: Nov-19-2020
State, Zip: Washington, 98199


AI/ML - Computational Linguist, Siri Understanding

Seattle , Washington , United States

Software and Services


Posted: Nov 16, 2020

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number: 200207157

As a linguist, you will analyze and improve our linguistic resources and processes to support projects related to natural language processing, such as dictionaries for speech recognition and synthesis, text normalization, part of speech tagging, tokenization, lemmatization, inflection, transliteration and information extraction. The team is responsible for crafting tasks and methods for collecting and evaluating natural language data, and builds guidelines for natural language projects. Do you have a broad knowledge of, and experience in, natural language understanding, phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax or any combination thereof? And do you possess multilingual expertise? Join our Linguists team!

Key Qualifications

  • Interest and experience in various areas of linguistics, in particular phonetics, phonology, morphology and syntax. Other fields such semantics and corpus linguistics are also nice to have.
  • One year or more validated experience in speech recognition, speech synthesis, morphosyntactic natural language processing or other fields of computational linguistics.
  • Experience with basic programming techniques and familiarity with a mainstream programming language (Python, Java, C/C++) or scripting (bash, awk).
  • Native speaker proficiency in xx_XX.
  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English.


Your responsibilities will include: *Analyze and improve linguistic resources, such as dictionaries for speech recognition and speech synthesis. *Improve processes to support internationalization projects. *Design tasks and methods for collecting and evaluating annotated, natural language data. *Build guidelines and set standards for phonetic, phonological, morphological, syntactic and semantic projects. *Provide linguistic and operational mentorship and support to language teams. *Contribute to natural language processing tasks assigned to language teams. *Identify errors and regressions and propose solutions to improve accuracy. *Build and develop tooling for linguistic analysis. *Identify needs for linguistic data, corpora and tools.

Education & Experience

Masters degree in Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Language Technologies, or related field.


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