One of the main directions of the conference is to develop and test the verification of linguistic research methods and comparative assessments of the efficiency of Russian text analysis systems. The purpose of this work is the development of common principles of “evaluation”: evidence of the effectiveness and adequacy of the results. Such evidence can be obtained only as a result of serious tests pursuant to developed methods.
A special direction of the "Dialogue", which is called Dialogue Evaluation, involves annual comparative testing of computer analysis systems, that solve certain practical problems. Testing results are discussed at the conference, and reports of the organizers and participants are available to view below.