language engineer




Language engineers work within the field of computing science, and more specifically in the field of natural language processing. They aim to close the gap in translation between accurate human translations to machine-operated translators. They parse texts, compare and map translations, and improve the linguistics of translations through programming and code.

Alternative label

  • language technology engineering specialist

  • language technology engineer

  • language technology engineering consultant

  • machine translation engineer

  • linguistic engineer

  • language technologist

  • language engineering adviser

  • CAT engineer language engineering expert

  • computer-aided translation engineer

  • computer-assisted translation engineer

  • language engineering specialist

  • language technology engineering expert

  • language engineering consultant

  • language technology engineering adviser

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