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Computational Linguist was asked...July 18, 2021

What drove you to this job?

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I’ve been a linguist for over 20 years.

Grammarly

They asked how I would go about programming a palindrome detector.

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str === str.split('').reverse().join('')

ReadSpeaker

How many hours you can work per week

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Your background in terms of education and languages you are fluent in

LexisNexis Legal & Professional

Walk me through your resume/How has your previous work prepared you for this job?

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I answered honestly. I explained my previous work history and why I felt I was a good fit. I acknowledged the areas where I could have been stronger and talked about how this job would help me challenge and improve myself relative to those areas. Less

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Education and experience

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Master degree and 3 year experience

Oracle

Where are you from?

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I thought it was irrelevant

Megaputer Intelligence

The most difficult question I received was a practical question about how to create a particular kind of email filter.

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I did my best to provide an answer, but the question was aimed at a particular kind of NLP knowledge that I didn't have. Less

SYSTRAN

I see you are not working for money

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I love my work first

The SaaS Co.

They wanted to know the exact regular expression I would use to find names in a text. I generally work by trying things out, but they wanted me to write it on a whiteboard off the top of my head.

BOLD

One problem that has come up has been the disambiguation of homophonous words in US English to UK English localization. For example, "cheque" and "check", the former meaning a 'bank check' and the later meaning 'to check up on'. How could you disambiguate between the two in American English to properly localize a text into UK English?

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