Hosted by ABBYY, Dialogue is one of the largest annual interdisciplinary scientific events in the area of natural language processing. It is a place where scientists and developers can see, discuss, compare, and evaluate pioneering language-based technologies and software. The conference fuses modern computerized analysis and traditional linguistic research with the aim of developing a computer model of the Russian language and framing general principles of computer modeling for other natural languages.
With a 40-year history, Dialogue is a unique discussion platform covering a wide variety of global trends and challenges in computational linguistics: it combines plenary and special sessions with demo rooms for language software and round-table talks. Knowledge mining, semantic search, reliable verification methods, data extraction, machine translation, communicative strategies, and non-verbal communication components have always been among the highlights. Developers can present their solutions to the expert community, media, and potential customers during the Business Day.
Upon a rigorous professional review process, the papers become available via SCOPUS – the largest international scientific abstract and citation database.
In 2010–2015, the Dialogue conference saw the most distinguished global linguistics experts as presenters, speakers, and members of the conference’s International Program Committee:
Marjorie McShane, Dan I. Moldovan, Barbara H. Partee, and Viktor Raskin (USA);
Hinrich Schütze (Germany);
Gregory Grefenstette (France);
John A. Caroll, Greville G. Corbett, Yorick Wilks, and Diana McCarthy (UK)
Andrey A. Kibrik, Vladimir M. Alpatov, and Elena V. Paducheva;
Eduard Hovy (Canada);
Marco Baroni, Roberto Navigli (Italy);
Joakim Nivre (Sweden);
Alan Cienki (Netherlands);
Preslav Nakov (Qatar);
Lluís Màrquez (Spain) and more.
Text, Speech, and Knowledge
Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
Analysis and Resources
The working languages at the conference are English and Russian.