LINGUIST List 32.3278

Tue Oct 19 2021

Calls: Computational Linguistics/India

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 19-Oct-2021
From: Pattabhi R K Rao <>
Subject: 1st Workshop on Conversational AI in Indian Languages
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Full Title: 1st Workshop on Conversational AI in Indian Languages

Date: 16-Dec-2021 - 16-Dec-2021
Location: Silchar, India
Contact Person: Sobha L
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2021

Meeting Description:

Workshop held in conjunction with ICON 2021 (

Natural Conversation between humans and machines similar to conversations between two humans is considered a hallmark in intelligent systems. Conversational AI (Artificial Intelligence) is a key area of AI and it refers to technologies, such as chatbots or virtual agents, to which users can talk to as in by two humans.

Most of the research and development done in this area is in English where the medium of conversation is in the English language. There is very little work done in Indian languages and hardly any system developed where real time conversation is taking place.
There is an urgent need to come up with methods, technologies, and evaluation metrics for chatbot/conversational systems research which uses an end-to-end conversation in Indian languages.

In this workshop we aim to bring together researchers working in the area of Conversational AI/chatbot developers, specifically addressing issues or providing solutions in Indian languages, which is the need of the hour.

Call for Papers:

Papers are invited on substantial, original and unpublished research (also work in progress, authors must mention this in the paper) on all aspects of Conversational Artificial Intelligence, with a special focus on Indian languages.
We also welcome other languages which are less resourced and are not researched up on. (not English)

Workshop Organizers

Sobha Lalitha Devi, AU-KBC Research Centre, Chennai, India.
Pattabhi RK Rao, AU-KBC Research Centre, Chennai, India.

Full Call for Papers:

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