AI/ML - Computational Linguist (Italian), Siri Understanding

Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Machine Learning and AI


Role Number:200205462
Siri is always learning to speak new languages and provide a locally customized experience. We achieve this by bringing together a diverse team of linguists with a deep knowledge of languages and cultures. If you have knowledge of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax this is an amazing opportunity to shape the Siri experience for millions of users.

Key Qualifications

  • Native speaker fluency in Italian
  • Knowledge in phonetics, phonology, morphology and syntax.
  • Experience in speech recognition, speech synthesis, morphosyntactic natural language processing or other fields of computational linguistics.
  • Basic programming techniques and familiarity with a mainstream programming language (Python, Java, C/C++) or scripting (bash, awk).
  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English.


As a computational linguist, you will 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. Your responsibilities will include: - Analyze and improve linguistic resources, such as dictionaries for speech recognition and speech synthesis. - Design tasks and methods for collecting and evaluating annotated, natural language data. - Create guidelines and set standards for phonetic, phonological, morphological, syntactic and semantic projects. - Provide linguistic guidance and support to language teams. - Identify errors and regressions and propose solutions to improve accuracy. - Create and develop tooling for linguistic analysis. - Identify needs for linguistic data, corpora and tools. If this is you, we'd love to hear from you!

Education & Experience

Masters degree in Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Language Technologies, or equivalent experience.

Additional Requirements

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