******************************************************************** 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 linguistic categories.
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 computational morphology.
>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.
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 computational morphology.
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 http://www.sfcm.eu/sfcm2013/?Submissions
*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)
* 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)
* Angelika Storrer (University of Dortmund, Germany)
* Pius ten Hacken (Swansea University, UK)
* Eric Wehrli (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
* 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*
info at sfcm.eu<mailto:info at sfcm.eu>
-- Dr. phil. Cerstin Mahlow
Universität Basel Departement Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften Fachbereich Deutsche Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft Nadelberg 4 4051 Basel Schweiz
Tel: +41 61 267 07 65 Fax: +41 61 267 34 40 Mail: cerstin.mahlow at unibas.ch<mailto:cerstin.mahlow at unibas.ch> Web: http://www.oldphras.net<http://www.oldphras.net/>
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