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IT DEV III- Computational Linguist
St Paul, Minnesota  |  Remote
Contract Position
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Applied on December 4, 2022
Job Id #60281 Posted November 2, 2022

Job Description:
  • As a computational linguist, you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world.
Here, you will make an impact by:
  • Supporting clinical Natural Language Understanding (NLU) system by maintaining and improving grammars, parsers, and terminologies.
  • Extracting, manipulating, and analyzing textual data and annotations using Python and batch scripts.
  • Determining solutions and priorities for NLU issues and enhancement requests.
  • Implementing and testing solutions in coordination with clinical, technical, and business teams.
To set you up for success in this role from day one, Client requires (at a minimum) the following qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited university in Linguistics AND/OR Computational Linguistics.
  • Minimum of 2 years of professional experience with grammars and parsing, corpus analysis.
  • Minimum of 2 years of professional experience with data annotation AND/OR medical coding and documentation.
  • Experience with regular expressions.
  • Experience in software development (course work and internship experience considered).
Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:
  • Master’s degree in a Linguistics or related field with an emphasis on computational linguistics, corpus analysis, syntax/morphology or related.
  • Experience with Python.
  • Experience/education with medical coding and documentation or healthcare informatics.
  • Proficiency with regular expressions.
  • Experience handling/transforming different formats including HTML, XML, JSON.
  • Experience with GitHub (merge/resolve conflicts) or other version control.
  • Experience with Java.
  • Good analytical and troubleshooting skills.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

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