Lead Linguist – Entity Recognition & Linking

Job description

what do we do?

We gather and process machine learning training data for AI applications internationally and have been providing services for cutting-edge AI businesses as well as Fortune 500 companies. We count Amazon, MasterCard, Sony and Portugal Ventures amongst our investors and are proud to be one of the fastest growing companies in the AI field.

how do we do it?

DefinedCrowd’s culture is about our four core values: Trust, Innovation, Passion, and Creativity. We like to think that we are a multi-talented, quirky and hard-working group dedicated to building a great platform, making our customers and community happy, and making our employees feel at home.

how can you help?

We are searching for a native English linguist to help with our ongoing Entity Recognition & Linking project. You will be responsible for ensuring the progress of this project from a quality and volume perspective. We currently have a team of about 10 people working on this project remotely across 5 different languages.


The Entity Recognition & Linking consist of reading a variety of texts – anything from social media posts about Beyoncé to dense news articles – and then identifying the relevant entities. A strong attention to detail is imperative, as you will be reading for implied context that a machine can’t detect. You will then be matching these entities to specific web pages.


The articles you’ll be reading are written by English speakers from around the world - even nonnative speakers - and will cover all topics imaginable. Being familiar with popular brands, people, companies, and slang will help greatly for this project. You'll also have to do a fair amount of researching to understand the context of articles you aren't familiar with.


Throughout the project you will communicate with our team via messaging apps and video calls. We have extremely flexible and accommodating hours.


The most important requirement is that you can commit to 25 to 30 hours every week and work onsite in Seattle as needed. It’s possible you may be able to work remotely too, once we go through the proper training and establish a working schedule.

  • Native US-English speaker (Bilingual is a plus!)
  • Hold a degree in Linguistics (Masters or PhD)
  • 2+ years experience as a Linguist
  • Accommodate a 25 to 30-hour work week
  • Able to work onsite in Seattle
  • Familiar with social media platforms
  • Bilingual is a plus


Previous experience with other entity-linking or entity-recognition projects would be advantageous but isn't required.


If you have the ability (and time) to work on this project, we'd love to hear from you.