SFCM 2013 : Systems and Frameworks for Computational Morphology
Conference Series : Systems and Frameworks for Computational Morphology
Call For Papers
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Call for Papers
The Third International Workshop on Systems and Frameworks
for Computational Morphology (SFCM 2013)
Workshop date: September 6, 2013
Location: Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany
Submission deadline: March 15, 2013
The Workshop on Systems and Frameworks for Computational Morphology
(SFCM) aims to bring together researchers and developers in the area
of computational morphology. The focus of SFCM are actual, working
systems and frameworks based on linguistic principles and providing
linguistically motivated analyses and/or generation on the basis of
In 2013, SFCM will take place for the third time. This edition of the
workshop will focus on the role of morphological analysis and
generation to improve the rather disappointing situation with respect
to language technology for languages other than English. We aim to
encourage discussion among researchers and developers and to provide
an up-to-date overview of available systems and frameworks for
From the point of view of computational linguistics, morphological
resources form the basis for all higher-level applications. This is
especially true for languages with a rich morphology like German,
Finnish, or Polish. A morphology component should thus be capable of
analyzing single wordforms as well as whole corpora. For many
practical applications, not only morphological analysis, but also
generation is required, i.e., the production of surfaces corresponding
to specific categories.
Apart from uses in computational linguistics, there are numerous
practical applications that can benefit from morphological analysis
and/or generation or even require it, for example in text processing,
user interfaces, or information retrieval. These applications have
specific requirements for morphological components, including
requirements from software engineering, such as programming interfaces
We are in the process of arranging the publication of the proceedings
with Springer-Verlag in their CCIS series (as for the previous two
editions of SFCM).
The workshop has three main goals:
* To stimulate discussion among researchers and developers and to
offer an up-to-date overview of available morphological systems
for specific purposes.
* To stimulate discussion among developers of general frameworks
that can be used to implement morphological components for
* To discuss aspects of evaluation of morphology systems and
possible future competitions or tasks.
SFCM is an activity of the SIG Generation and Parsing of the German
Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology (GSCL).
The topics of this workshop include technical aspects, applications,
and uses of systems and frameworks for computational morphology.
While purely theoretical submissions may be relevant, the focus of the
workshop is clearly on actual, working systems and prototypes.
This edition of the workshop will focus on the role of morphological
analysis and generation to improve the rather disappointing situation
with respect to language technology for languages other than English.
However, we also welcome submissions on other topics relevant to the
general topic of the workshop, i.e., systems and frameworks for
Topics include, but are not limited to:
* Frameworks for developing morphological components.
* Open-source tools and resources for morphology.
* Descriptions of systems for analyzing and generating word forms.
* Morphological components for interactive use.
* Approaches for handling phenomena at the interface between
morphology and syntax.
* Use cases for morphological analysis and generation in applications.
* Reports on actual uses of morphological analysis and generation
* Methods and criteria for evaluating morphologic components with
respect to performance, quality, and coverage.
* Software engineering aspects: APIs, robustness, performance,
hardware/software requirements, resource usage.
* License models and legal aspects.
There will be opportunities for demonstrating systems.
We invite researchers to submit full papers of up to 20 pages
(including references) or short papers of up to 10 pages. Long papers
constitute an excellent opportunity to publish citable, in-depth
descriptions of systems and frameworks. Submissions must be in
English. Reviewing of papers will be double-blind by the members of
the program committee, and all submissions will receive several
independent reviews. Papers submitted at review stage must not
contain the authors' names, affiliations, or any information that may
disclose the authors' identity.
Authors of accepted papers will be invited to present their research
at the workshop as talk or as a poster. Accepted papers will be
published in the proceedings of the workshop.
The papers must use the Springer-Verlag LNCS format. We recommend to
use the LaTeX2e class. Please strictly follow the LNCS guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format. For paper
submissions we use EasyChair, see
*Date and Location*
Location: Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany
Date: September 6, 2013
Deadline for submission: March 15, 2013
Notification of acceptance: May 10, 2013
Revised version of papers: June 7, 2013
Deadline for registration: TBA
Workshop: September 6, 2013
*Program Committee (preliminary)*
* Bruno Cartoni (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
* Simon Clematide (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
* Piotr Fuglewicz (TiP Sp. z o. o., Katowice, Poland)
* Thomas Hanneforth (University of Potsdam, Germany)
* Kimmo Koskenniemi (University of Helsinki, Finland)
* Krister Lindén (University of Helsinki, Finland)
* Anke Lüdeling (Humboldt University Berlin, Germany)
* Cerstin Mahlow (Co-chair, University of Basel, Switzerland)
* Günter Neumann (DFKI Saarbrücken, Germany)
* Michael Piotrowski (Co-chair, Leibniz Institute of European
* Benoît Sagot (INRIA/Université Paris 7, France)
* Helmut Schmid (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
* Andrea Zielinski (Fraunhofer IOSB, Germany)
Cerstin Mahlow (University of Basel, Switzerland)
Michael Piotrowski (Leibniz Institute of European History, Mainz, Germany)
Anke Lüdeling (Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany)
Carolin Odebrecht (Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany)
*Workshop Contact Address*