LINGUIST List 31.3458

Tue Nov 10 2020

Confs: Cog Sci, Comp Ling, Disc Analys, Lang Acq, Text/Corpus Ling/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 10-Nov-2020
From: Olga Orlova <>
Subject: International Conference “Linguistic Forum 2020: Language and Artificial Intelligence”
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International Conference “Linguistic Forum 2020: Language and Artificial Intelligence”

Date: 12-Nov-2020 - 14-Nov-2020
Location: Moscow (Zoom), Russia
Contact: Olga Orlova
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Language Acquisition; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow, Russia; is organizing an international conference “Linguistic Forum 2020: Language and Artificial Intelligence” to be held November 12-14, 2020.

In connection with the current epidemic situation the forum’s Program Committee has decided to extend the deadline for paper abstract submission till May 20, 2020. Also, because it is difficult to foresee the situation of November, the Program Committee has decided to allow for a distance presentation of some conference papers with the help of a telecommunication platform.

This conference is part of a series of annual linguistic forums initiated by the Institute of Linguistics RAS in 2019 each dedicated to a socially important aspect of the science of language.

The aim of the forum is to foster dialogue among researchers working at the interface of linguistics and artificial intelligence including those engaged in computational linguistics and natural language processing. Developments in AI have been responsible for recent advances in natural language generation and comprehension; they have also expanded the boundaries of these technologies' applicability. Neural networks and dense embeddings have replaced models based on feature engineering and traditional discrete categories of linguistic analysis. As a result, the boundary between fundamental and applied linguistic research is being eroded. Empirical linguistics is taking on board these new technologies, in part, to enable better modelling of language and documentation of data. AI is also increasingly becoming a part of the everyday life of language users. Can fundamental linguistics currently offer technologically viable ideas or methods? These and similar conceptual and methodological problems will be the focus of the forum.

Program Information:

You can find the conference program and the book of abstracts on our website (

The conference will be held via Zoom video conferencing.

If you would like to join the conference, send us an email (

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