LINGUIST List 31.1028

Tue Mar 17 2020

Confs: Computational Linguistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics/Finland

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 16-Mar-2020
From: Lidia Pivovarova <>
Subject: Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language
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Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language
Short Title: AINL

Date: 07-Oct-2020 - 09-Oct-2020
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Contact: Lidia Pivovarova
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The 9th conference on Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language (AINL 2020), which takes place in Helsinki, Finland on October 7-9, invites everyone interested in intellectual technologies, both from academic institutes and innovative companies. The conference aims to bring together experts in the areas of text mining, speech technologies, dialogue systems, information retrieval, machine learning, artificial intelligence and robotics; to create a platform for sharing experience, extending contacts and searching for possible collaboration.
The AINL conference series has been organised since 2012 and has developed a set of distinctive features.
Strong practical focus: Industrial talks and product demonstrations is an essential part of the conference program.
Interactive component: The conference programs includes a number of workshops and panel discussions, as well as poster session and other interactive forms.

Program Information:

Conference Topics:
- Natural Language Processing
- Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Machine Learning for NLP
- Information Retrieval
- Social Media and Social Network Analysis
- Speech Generation and Recognition, Spoken Language Processing
- Human-Computer Interfaces, Dialogue Systems
- Big Data and Data Mining
- Context Analysis, Text Mining
- Plagiarism Detection, Author Profiling and Authorship Detection
- Machine Translation, Crosslingual and Multilingua

Shared Task:
We are happy to announce a challenge which will be held as part of next AINL conference. The challenge is devoted to Russian-Chinese machine translation. It will be conducted in a containerized manner, i.e. the participants will send their trained models and receive only evaluation results. The evaluation is based on the unpublished parallel corpus and on the classic BLEU metric. As training corpus organizers propose to use UN corpus for Ru-Zh language pair. Further details will be presented soon. For full description, please see

Human-AI Interaction Workshop:
The workshop aims to gather together researchers, industry partners and users to present and debate aspects of interaction between humans and artificial agents and applications powered by artificial intelligence (AI). Recent advances in AI frame opportunities and challenges for interaction and user interface design. Principles for human-AI interaction have been discussed in the human-computer interaction community for several decades, but more study and innovation are needed in light of advances in AI and the growing uses of AI technologies in human-facing applications. A topical example of this are chatbots, which have become mainstream in customer service for businesses and organizations. For a full Call for Papers, see

Registration will open soon at

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