Los Gatos, CA: Linguist/Annotation Data Specialist for ROKU  


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29/06/2019 10:21 pm  
The Roku Voice team is looking for an Annotation Data Specialist contractor with a background in linguistics, conversational interfaces, natural language annotation, corpus linguistics, natural language processing, categorization, and ontologies to manage annotation and analysis of our spoken language data. The Roku Voice team is focused on the natural language understanding and the overall voice interface to the Roku platform. Our goal is to understand true meaning of what people are saying and seamlessly provide them with the content that they are seeking.

The Role And Responsibilities

    • Review annotated data to ensure inconsistencies are resolved, keeping guidelines thorough and up-to-date
    • Track users’ language with current events and trends, to support rapid dynamic adaptation of the natural language understanding component
    • Analyze users’ language data to identify key functions not currently supported in the system
    • Develop long-term strategy and processes for our data and annotation needs
    • Design and carry out crowd-sourced data collections to augment user data
    • Write scripts for data analysis, summarization, and visualization


  • Bachelor’s, master’s, or Ph.D. degree in Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, or related field
  • At least two years of experience in natural language applications
  • Solid knowledge of core linguistics: semantics, syntax, morphology, phonology, phonetics, discourse and dialogue
  • Experience with ontology development, knowledge representation, and domain modeling
  • Experience with crowdsourced data collection and annotation
  • Experience with scripting languages, preferably Python in a Linux environment
  • Experience in experimental design, research methodologies, qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Seniority level

    Not Applicable

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