[Humanist] 28.800 events: computational morphology

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Tue Mar 10 09:57:51 CET 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 800.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2015 21:16:53 +0100 (CET)
        From: Michael Piotrowski <piotrowski at ieg-mainz.de>
        Subject: 3rd CfP: 4th Intl Workshop on Systems and Frameworks for Computational Morphology (SFCM 2015)

Call for Papers

The Fourth International Workshop on Systems and Frameworks for
Computational Morphology (SFCM 2015)

Workshop date: September 17–18, 2015

Location: University of Stuttgart, Germany

Submission deadline: April 10, 2015


The Workshop on Systems and Frameworks for Computational Morphology
(SFCM) brings together researchers, developers, and users in the area
of computational morphology.  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

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, Polish, or Latin.  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 textual analysis,
word processing, information retrieval, or dialog systems.  These
applications have specific requirements for morphological components,
including requirements from software engineering, such as programming
interfaces or robustness.

The proceedings of SFCM 2015 will be published by Springer-Verlag in
their CCIS series (as for the previous editions of SFCM).

The SFCM 2015 keynote will be given by Magda Ševčíková (Charles
University in Prague) on the topic of Morphology within the
Multi-Layered Annotation Scenario of Prague Dependency Treebank.

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

* Topics

The topics of this workshop include technical and linguistic aspects
related to the development of systems and frameworks for computational
morphology, applications and evaluation of such systems and
frameworks, as well as interactions between computational morphology
and formal, quantitative, and descriptive morphology.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

- Software frameworks for developing morphological components.
- Open-source systems, tools, and resources for analyzing and
  generating word forms.
- Linguistic frameworks for computational morphology.
- Implementations of formal models of morphology for individual
  languages and language families, including historical languages and
  language variants.
- Use of morphological analysis and generation in NLP applications.
- Use of morphological systems in linguistic research, i.e., studies
  that address formal morphological issues with the help of
  computational methods, tools, and resources.
- Use of morphological systems in digital humanities research.
- Approaches for handling phenomena at the interface between
  morphology and neighboring levels of linguistic description, such as
  phonetics, morphophonology, and syntax.
- Methods and criteria for evaluating morphological components with
  respect to performance, quality, and coverage.
- Software engineering aspects: APIs, robustness, performance,
  hardware/software requirements, resource usage.
- License models, versioning, and legal aspects.

The workshop includes a demo session for presenting individual systems
and resources and in-depth discussion.

* 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-Verlag LNCS format.  We recommend
using the LaTeX2e class provided by Springer-Verlag.  Please strictly
follow the LNCS guidelines.  Papers must be submitted electronically
in PDF format.  For paper submissions we use EasyChair, see
* Date and Location

Location: Institute for Natural Language Processing (IMS), University
of Stuttgart, Germany
Date: September 17–18, 2015

* Important Dates

Deadline for submission: April 10, 2015
Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2015
Revised version of papers: June 19, 2015
Deadline for registration: TBA
Workshop: September 17–18, 2015

* Chairs

Cerstin Mahlow (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
Michael Piotrowski (Leibniz Institute of European History, Mainz, Germany)

* Program Committee

Delphine Bernhard (University of Strasbourg, France)
Bruno Cartoni (Google, Switzerland)
Simon Clematide (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Thomas Hanneforth (University of Potsdam, Germany)
Lauri Karttunen (Stanford University, USA)
Kimmo Koskenniemi (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Krister Lindén (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Anke Lüdeling (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany)
Günter Neumann (DFKI Saarbrücken, Germany)
Yves Scherrer (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Helmut Schmid (Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Germany)
Angelika Storrer (University of Mannheim, Germany)
Marcin Woliński (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
Andrea Zielinski (Fraunhofer IOSB, Germany)

* Further Information

* Workshop Contact Address

info at sfcm.eu
Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG)
Dr.-Ing. Michael Piotrowski
Alte Universitätsstraße 19
55116 Mainz, Germany
phone: +49 6131 39-39043
fax: +49 6131 39-35326
e-mail: piotrowski at ieg-mainz.de

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