This website aims to describe the BoB Dialogue Data corpus, a constantly growing collection of human-machine interaction logs collected by BoB, the Bolzano Library Bot on the website of the Library of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. Talk to BoB now!

The main distinguishing features of the corpus are its realistic domain, i.e., the dialogues are actual interactions of genuinely motivated users of our University Library, and its multilinguality, since the system interacts in the three official languages of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, namely English, German and Italian.

The corpus might be of particular interest to researchers in the fields of Linguistics, (Interactive or contextual) Question Answering (QA) or Dialogue Systems. We would like to encourage the use of the BoB Dialogue Data by the research community.

Through this website we always provide the latest version of the corpus documentation, the latest statistics, and any news related to the BoB Dialogue Data. So please check back regularly.

Preview of a small excerpt of the BoB Dialogue data