Vladimir Polyakov, PhD, is a Senior Researcher in the Department of Applied Linguistics in the Institute of Linguistics at the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Associate Professor at the National Research Technological University (MISIS) and Moscow State Linguistic University. He is Chair of the Organizing Committee of the International Conference “Cognitive Modeling in Linguistics”. His major fields of scientific research are cognitive science and modeling, computer linguistics and artificial intelligence. His projects include the database Languages of the World (www.dblang.ru) and Financial Forecasts (www.finforecast.com).Valery Solovyev is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Kazan Federal University in Russia. His major fields of scientific research are cognitive linguistics, language evolution and quantitative linguistics.