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        1.     Michael Piotrowski , Systems and Frameworks for Computational Morphology

Message 1: Systems and Frameworks for Computational Morphology
Date: 17-Dec-2010
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: infosfcm2011.org
Web Site: http://sfcm2011.org/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Morphology

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2011

Meeting Description:

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.

Call for Papers

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

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.

Topics

The topics of this workshop include both 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.

Submissions

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 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, see
http://www.sfcm2011.org/?Submissions

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)

Organizers

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

Further Information
http://sfcm2011.org/

Workshop Contact Address
infosfcm2011.org
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