Getting involved

OpenDial is an open-source project and its source code is made available under an MIT license. You are most welcome to participate in its development, either by contributing to new modules, examples of dialogue domains or to other parts of the project.

OpenDial's development code is available on a GitHub repository:

If you are using OpenDial for research purposes, please cite one of the two following paper(s):


@InProceedings{lison-kennington:2016, author = {Lison, P. and Kennington, C.}, title = {OpenDial: A Toolkit for Developing Spoken Dialogue Systems with Probabilistic Rules}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Demonstrations)}, year = {2016}, address = {Berlin, Germany}, publisher = {Association for Computational Linguistics}, pages = {67--72} }


article{Lison2015,     title = "A hybrid approach to dialogue management based             on probabilistic rules",     author = "Pierre Lison",     journal = "Computer Speech \& Language ",     volume = "34",     number = "1",     pages = "232 - 255",     year = "2015",     issn = "0885-2308" }

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