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Tue Jan 25 2011

Calls: Morphology, Computational Linguistics/Switzerland

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        1.     Michael Piotrowski , Systems and Frameworks for Computational Morphology

Message 1: Systems and Frameworks for Computational Morphology
Date: 24-Jan-2011
From: Michael Piotrowski <mxpcl.uzh.ch>
Subject: Systems and Frameworks for Computational Morphology
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Full Title: Systems and Frameworks for Computational Morphology
Short Title: sfcm 2011

Date: 26-Aug-2011 - 26-Aug-2011
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Contact Person: Cerstin Mahlow
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://sfcm2011.org/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Morphology

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2011

Meeting Description:

The Second Workshop on Systems and Frameworks for Computational Morphology (sfcm 2011)


Workshop date: Friday, August 26, 2011

Location: University of Zurich, Switzerland

Submission deadline: March 1, 2011

- EasyChair is now open for submissions
- The proceedings of sfcm 2011 will be published by Springer-Verlag

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 linguistic categories.

In 2011, sfcm will take place for the second time. The proceedings of sfcm 2009 were published by Springer-Verlag under the title 'State of the Art in Computational Morphology.' The proceedings of sfcm 2011 will again be published by Springer-Verlag.

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 or robustness.

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 several languages.
-To discuss aspects of evaluation of morphology systems and possible future competitions or tasks.

2nd Call for Papers:


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.

sfcm 2009 focused on systems for a specific language (German). The main theme of sfcm 2011 are phenomena at the interface between morphology and syntax (regardless of the language): Many practical applications have to deal with texts, not just isolated word forms. This requires to handle phenomena that cannot be easily classified as either ''morphologic'' or ''syntactic.'' Examples of such phenomena are clitics in Spanish, particle verbs in German, or compounds in English.

However, we also welcome submissions on other topics relevant to the general topic of the workshop, i.e., systems and frameworks for computational morphology.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

-Approaches for handling phenomena at the interface between morphology and syntax.
- Frameworks for developing morphological components.
- Open-source tools and resources for morphology.
- Descriptions of systems for analyzing and generating wordforms.
- Morphological components for interactive use.
- Use cases for morphological analysis and generation in applications.
- Reports on actual uses of morphological analysis and generation in applications.
- 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. When submitting a paper you can indicate if you prefer giving a talk or showing a poster (however, the chairs reserve the right to choose the most appropriate format). You can also indicate if you would like to show a demo (strongly encouraged!). Accepted papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in the printed workshop proceedings.

The papers must use the Springer LNCS format. We recommend to use the LaTeX2e format. Please strictly follow the Springer LNCS format guidelines. Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format. For paper submissions we use EasyChair; submission is now open, please see


for details.

Please help us assigning your paper to the best qualified reviewers by including the language(s) discussed in your paper with the keywords in the 'Keywords' field of the submission form.

Date and Location:

Location: University of Zurich, Switzerland
Date: August 26, 2011

Important Dates:

Deadline for submission: March 1, 2011
Notification of acceptance: April 18, 2011
Revised version of papers: May 30, 2011
Deadline for registration: June 26, 2011
Workshop: Friday, August 26, 2011
Program Committee:

- Bruno Cartoni (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
- Simon Clematide (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
- Axel Fleisch (University of Helsinki, Finland)
- Piotr Fuglewicz (TiP Sp. z o. o., Katowice, Poland)
- Thomas Hanneforth (University of Potsdam, Germany)
- Roland Hausser (Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany)
- Lauri Karttunen (PARC Palo Alto, USA)
- Kimmo Koskenniemi (University of Helsinki, Finland)
- Winfried Lenders (University of Bonn, Germany)
- Krister Lindén (University of Helsinki, Finland)
- Anke Lüdeling (Humboldt University Berlin, Germany)
- Cerstin Mahlow (Co-chair, University of Zurich, Switzerland)
- Günter Neumann (DFKI Saarbrücken, Germany)
- Michael Piotrowski (Co-chair, University of Zurich, Switzerland)
- Adam Przepiórkowski (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland)
- Christoph Rösener (Institute for Applied Information Science, Saarbrücken, Germany)
- Helmut Schmid (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
- Angelika Storrer (University of Dortmund, Germany)
- Pius ten Hacken (Swansea University, UK)
- Eric Wehrli (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
- Andrea Zielinski (FIZ Karlsruhe, Germany)


Cerstin Mahlow (University of Zurich, Switzerland), mahlowcl.uzh.ch
Michael Piotrowski (University of Zurich, Switzerland), mxpcl.uzh.ch

sfcm 2011 is an event of the SIG Generation and Parsing of the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology (GSCL).

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