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Tue Feb 22 2011

Calls: Computational Linguistics, Morphology/Switzerland

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        1.     Michael Piotrowski , Systems and Frameworks for Computational Morphology

Message 1: Systems and Frameworks for Computational Morphology
Date: 21-Feb-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


- 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

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.

Final Call for Papers:

The submission deadline (March 1) is approaching and we'd like to remind
you to submit your papers for sfcm 2011. Please see
http://sfcm2011.org/?Submissions for details.


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 is 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 us 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
- 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
- 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

The papers must use the Springer LNCS format. We recommend you 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.

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).

Further Information:


Workshop Contact Address:


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