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Wed Jul 01 2015

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Date: 01-Jul-2015
From: Michael Piotrowski <>
Subject: 4th International Workshop on Systems and Frameworks for Computational Morphology
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4th International Workshop on Systems and Frameworks for Computational Morphology
Short Title: SFCM 2015

Date: 17-Sep-2015 - 18-Sep-2015
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Contact: Michael Piotrowksi
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Morphology

Meeting Description:

The Workshop on Systems and Frameworks for Computational Morphology (SFCM) brings together researchers and developers in the area of computational morphology and morphological theory used in computational systems. The focus of SFCM are actual working systems for linguistically motivated morphological analysis and generation, computational frameworks for implementing such systems, and linguistic frameworks suitable for computational implementation. Applications of morphological systems, e.g., in natural language processing, linguistics, or digital humanities, are also relevant topics.

The fourth edition of SFCM in 2015 will bring together communities involved with the study of morphology. SFCM 2015 will focus on computational approaches to theoretical and descriptive morphology. It will broaden the workshop's scope by addressing computational linguists working on computational morphology, linguists from theoretical morphology, and field linguists working on rich morphological data using computational methods and tools. We aim to encourage discussion among researchers and developers from those communities and to contribute to filling the gap between NLP and linguistic communities around state-of-the-art approaches to morphology, be it computational, quantitative, formal, or descriptive.

Date and Location:

Location: University of Stuttgart, Germany (Please note change!)
Date: September 17­-18, 2015

The proceedings of SFCM 2015 will be published by Springer-Verlag in their CCIS series.

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


SFCM 2015 will be hosted at the Institute for Natural Language Processing (IMS), University of Stuttgart (Germany). You are cordially invited to attend SFCM 2015, listen to the talks,
watch the demos, and participate in the discussions—and join us for a nice dinner on Thursday evening. Please register online at before August 14, 2015.

We will have a keynote and four sessions with talks. The time slot for each talk will be 30 minutes, including discussion.

We will also have a demo session. Participants can demonstrate their systems and applications, there will be time to try and discuss them with the presenters.

SFCM 2015 features a special session dedicated to CLARIN.

The following program is preliminary.

Day 1: Thursday, September 17, 2015




Magda Ševčíková (Charles University in Prague)
Morphology within the Multi-Layered Annotation Scenario of Prague Dependency Treebank

Session 1:

A Universal Feature Schema for Rich Morphological Annotation
(John Sylak-Glassman, Christo Kirov, David Yarowsky, and Roger Que)

10:40–11:10 Coffee break

Session 2:

Dsolve – Morphological Segmentation for German using Conditional Random Fields
(Kay-Michael Würzner and Bryan Jurish)

Designing and comparing G2P-type lemmatizers for a morphology-rich language
(Steffen Eger)

A Multi-Purpose Bayesian Model for Word-Based Morphology
(Maciej Janicki)

12:50–14:00 Lunch

Session 3:

Using HFST-Helsinki Finite-State Technology for Recognizing Semantic Frames
(Krister Lindén, Sam Hardwick, Miikka Silfverberg, and Erik Axelson)

Morpho-SLaWS: An API for the Morphosyntactic Annotation of the Serbian Language
(Toma Tasovac, Saša Rudan and Siniša Rudan)

Morphological Disambiguation of Classical Sanskrit
(Oliver Hellwig)

15:40–16:00 Coffee break

Demo session


Day 2: Friday, September 18, 2015

Session 4:

Grammar Debugging
(Michael Maxwell)

Morphological analysis and generation for Pali
(David Alfter and Jürgen Knauth)

Morphological Analysis and Generation of Monolingual and Bilingual Medical Lexicons
(Serena Pelosi, Annibale Elia and Alessandro Maisto)

10:40–11:10 Coffee break

CLARIN Session:

Krister Lindén (FIN-CLARIN): TBA
Dörte de Kok (CLARIN-D): TBA

Final discussion and closing

13:15 Lunch

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