i-Free announces the program for the conference "AINL: Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language"

August 26, 2014. St Petersburg, Russia. – i-Free, being co-organizer of the 3rd scientific and engineering conference "AINL: Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language", announces for the program for the conference.

"AINL: Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language" conference will take place in "Skolkovo" Innovation Center on September 12-13. It is the only conference in Russia and CIS dealing with artificial intelligence issues. The event is intended for the members of research and development: developers, researchers, students and professors from relevant faculties, representatives of engineering companies and startups that use AI-based solutions in their products and services.

On the first conference day, following papers will be presented: "Irony detection in social media" by Paolo Rosso, Professor at the Universitat Politècnica de València; "Programming language is not an island: word sense alignment of lexical-semantic resources" by Irina Gurevich, Professor at the Technische Universität Darmstadt; "ABBYY InfoExtractor: technology of development of the domain-specific information retrieval systems" by Anatoly Starostin, ABBYY; "Classifier of short texts with the application of vector representation of words" by Ilya Melnikov, Yandex; "Translation from the Russian into Russian, or application of machine translation technologies to the tasks of web-search" by Igor Andreev, Mail.ru.

Besides, during the first day the representatives of "Skolkovo" Renat Batyrov and Albert Efimov will give a presentation on tech park opportunities and promising researches in the domain of robotics and artificial intelligence that are currently effectuated in Skolkovo.

The first conference day will be concluded with a round table for the creation of Russian WordNet. Pavel Braslavsky, Head of Kontur Labs at SKB "Kontur", will moderate the round table.

On the second conference day, following papers will be presented: "Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning for Interactive Systems and Robots" by Heriberto Cuayáhuitl, Heriot-Watt University; "Creation of software agents for the "Internet of Things" by Anton Kolonin, Webstructor; "How to distinguish a robot from human in a dialogue" by Anna Vlasova and Kirill Zorkiy, "Nanosematics"; "IBM Watson: latent interactions detection" by Artyom Seminikhin, IBM; "Autonomous system for Russian speech recognition" by Nikolay Buzurnyuk, "IntelLex"; "Intelligent Assistant of Lexy" by Dmitry Suvorov, "Vikron"; "Unimodal speech interfaces: problems and prospects" by Vladislav Maraev, CRT; "Organization of dialogue in the system of communication in natural language" by Serguey Ulasen, Eugene Goostman chat bot.

During the demo session, such companies as ABBYY, Aigents, Molva.spb.ru, Naumen, "I-Teco", "Morpher.ru", and "Nanosemantics" will present their projects, while InfoQubes, Kazan Federal University, Perm State University, St.Petersburg State University, Tyumen State University, National Research University – Higher School of Economics will take part in the poster session.

Detailed program of the conference is published on the website. To take part in AINL 2014 please register.


i-Free is a Russian innovation company that has operated in the CIS since 2001 and internationally since 2006. The company develops and implements cutting-edge solutions in mobile and NFC technology, electronic finance, digital content distribution, electronic payments and micropayments, applications for smartphones and new network devices, digital products for the B2C market, and B2B projects in mobile marketing.

i-Free has more than 650 employees and is headquartered in St Petersburg with a regional office in Moscow. Outside Russia, i-Free has offices in Kiev (Ukraine), Minsk (Belarus), Almaty (Kazakhstan), Mumbai (India), Beijing (China). The company’s products and services are available to consumers and businesses in more than 100 countries.

i-Free partners with the leading mobile operators in Russia and the CIS, with international mobile equipment vendors, banks, transnational brands, major media groups, publishers, and online resources.

For more information, please contact: pr@i-free.com; or visit www.i-free.com/en


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