LENA SHAKUROVA

Freelance Chatbot Developer & NLP Engineer



Hey, I am Lena, a freelance Chatbot Developer & NLP Engineer building clever systems that understand human language. I work on a wide range of projects involving NLP technology, AI and chatbot development and am interested in new collaborations.

As a personal project, I am working on a language learning app. When Iā€™m not coding, I spend my time learning new languages, discovering local indie bands, travelling, taking photos and reading.

At the moment, I am availabe for hire for small chatbot development projects. I give consultations, workshops and tutoring sessions on chatbot development using Rasa, DialogFlow or Manychat. I am also advising teams who are developing chatbots. Are you looking to hire a chatbot developer freelancer? Please get in touch and let's see how I can help.

Want to know more? Check my CV, chat with my Resume Chatbot or send me an email.




S k i l l s

āœØ Python, R, Matlab

šŸ–„ HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Flask, Scrapy

šŸ—„ļø MySQL, BigQuery, MongoDB

šŸ‘¾ Sklearn, SpaCy, NLTK, Tensorflow, WEKA

šŸ“ FastText, MUSE, VecMap, Word2Vec

šŸ’¬ Dialogflow, Rasa, ManyChat, LUIS

šŸ PRAAT, ELAN, Tomita Parser, Toloka, Prodigy

šŸ““ LATEX, Jupyter Notebook, git, bash, Linux

šŸ“™ SEO, Google Search Console, Semrush, Majestic, Oxylabs

# Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Fundamental Linguistics, Data Science, Research, Data Annotation

E X P E R I E N C E

NLP Engineer, Similar.ai (2020-present)

NLP ā€¢ ScrapyHub ā€¢ ML ā€¢ Databases

Developing SEO platform helping big marketplace companies rank higher on Google.

Freelance Chatbot Developer, Pars Labs (2018-present)

DialogFlow ā€¢ Rasa ā€¢ Designing Conversations ā€¢ NLP

Working on long-term projects as a freelance Chatbot development. Some of the projects I worked on include:

  • Research on intent detection for HR chatbot (LUIS)
  • Dutch-speaking customer support chatbot (DialogFlow)
  • Aspect-based sentiment analysis project (Prodigy)
  • Automated voice attendant chatbot (DialogFlow)
  • Financial chatbot assistant (DialogFlow)
  • Language Learning chatbot tutor (Rasa)
  • Chatbot consultant for a healthcare chatbot (DialogFlow)

Freelance Chatbot Developer & NLP Architecht, COIN (2019)

Python ā€¢ DialogFlow ā€¢ Conversation Design

Building a financial chatbot assistant and managing chatbot development team.

NLP Research Engineer, Textkernel (2018-2019)

Python ā€¢ TensorFlow ā€¢ Sequence Labelling ā€¢ Cross-lingual Embeddings

Expanding existing CV parsing solution to new languages using cross-lingual embeddings and transfer learning. Did you know that it is possible to parse German resumes using the model trained on English?

Freelance Chatbot Developer, United Wardrobe (2018)

Python ā€¢ DialogFlow ā€¢ Conversation Design

Developed a prototype of a Dutch-speaking customer support chatbot.

NLP Engineer, NCEM (2016-2017)

Python ā€¢ Sklearn ā€¢ Text Classification ā€¢ Document Clustering ā€¢ NER ā€¢ Web-crawling ā€¢ Databases

Developing social media monitoring system.

E D U C A T I O N

M.S. Artificial Intelligence, Radboud University (2017-2019)

Text Mining ā€¢ Statistical Machine Learning ā€¢ Trends in AI ā€¢ Computer Assisted Language Learning ā€¢ Information Retrieval ā€¢ Second Language Acquisition

As my master project, I developed cross-lingual CV parsing model and wrote a research paper describing ways to obtain cross-lingual domain-specific word embeddings.

B.S. Computational Linguistics, Higher School of Economics (2013-2017)

Discrete Mathematics ā€¢ Python programming ā€¢ Linear Algebra and Mathematical Analysis ā€¢ R Programming ā€¢ Theory of Algorithms ā€¢ Automatic Natural Language Processing ā€¢ Databases ā€¢ Information Retrieval ā€¢ Neurolinguistics

As my bachelor project, I developed a web app that automatically generates language tests for practicing Russian.

T A L K S

PyData Amsterdam (May 2019)

"How to expand your NLP solution to new languages using tranfer learning" [Watch it]

CLIN29 conference (January 2019)

"Best practices for learning domain specific cross-lingual embeddings" [Read abstract]

Conference ConCort on Digital Humanities (October 2016)

"Instruments of Quantitative Typological Research"

P A P E R S

Best Practices for Learning Domain-Speci c Cross-Lingual Embeddings (July 2019)

Lena Shakurova, Beata Nyari, Chao Li, and Mihai Rotaru. In Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Representation Learning for NLP, arXiv e-prints, page arXiv:1907.03112 [Read it]

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Based in the Netherlands