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Description and Requirements

The role of the Associate Linguist is to provide linguistic expertise for developing NLP tools for the target language. You will work on a number of tasks to improve natural language processing. The work takes place in Copenhagen but currently, due to Coronavirus, the work is being done remotely, but eventually full-time on-site presence will be required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Annotation

  • Creating grammar rules

  • Formulating language templates

  • Finding patterns

  • Evaluating existing data

Ideal candidates will have native level of fluency in Norwegian, higher education (BA, MA, MsC or studies in progress), and demonstrate some of the below:

Knowledge and experience

  • Solid and comprehensive understanding of the formal aspects of Norwegian (e.g. grammar, parts of speech, formal/casual/dialects)

  • Knowledge/awareness of linguistic terms and concepts

  • Working knowledge of complex tools, e.g. CMS, SQL, Advanced Excel/Sheets

  • Some knowledge of programming/coding (e.g. HTML, R, regular expressions)

  • Good understanding and interest in the current technology landscape: IT & computing, AI, machine learning, voice assistants, internet of things

  • Experience in testing, data processing, database management,

  • Formal linguistic education is a plus


  • Grasping technical concepts and learning new tools

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently with confidence and little oversight

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Extra points for:

  • Experience using NLP tools and concepts

  • Experience in annotation work

  • Knowledge of formal linguistics

Full training on tools and processes to be used will be provided. Candidates must be ready to relocate to Copenhagen for this on-site position.

*Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ABOUT TELUS International AI:

Creating and enhancing the world's data to enable better AI via human intelligence.

We help companies test and improve machine learning models via our global AI Community of 1 million+ annotators and linguists. Our proprietary AI training platform handles all data types (text, images, audio, video and geo) across 500+ languages and dialects. Our AI Data Solutions vastly enhance AI systems across a range of applications from advanced smart products, to better search results, to expanded speech recognition, to more human-like bot interactions and so much more.

Additional Job Description

TELUS International is looking for a Norwegian Associate Linguist to fill a role in the field of technology.