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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
      several languages.
    * 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
      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.


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

*Date and Location*
Location: Humboldt-Universit=C3=A4t, Berlin, Germany
Date:	  September 6, 2013

*Important Dates*

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)
    * Thomas Hanneforth (University of Potsdam, Germany)
    * Kimmo Koskenniemi (University of Helsinki, Finland)
    * Krister Lind=C3=A9n (University of Helsinki, Finland)
    * Anke L=C3=BCdeling (Humboldt University Berlin, Germany)
    * Cerstin Mahlow (Co-chair, University of Basel, Switzerland)
    * G=C3=BCnter Neumann (DFKI Saarbr=C3=BCcken, Germany)
    * Michael Piotrowski (Co-chair, Leibniz Institute of European
      History, Germany)
    * Beno=C3=AEt Sagot (INRIA/Universit=C3=A9 Paris 7, France)
    * Helmut Schmid (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
    * Andrea Zielinski (Fraunhofer IOSB, Germany)


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

*Local Organizers*

Anke L=C3=BCdeling (Humboldt-Universit=C3=A4t, Berlin, Germany)
Carolin Odebrecht (Humboldt-Universit=C3=A4t, Berlin, Germany)

*Further Information*

*Workshop Contact Address*

info at

Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG)
Dr.-Ing. Michael Piotrowski
Alte Universit=C3=A4tsstra=C3=9Fe 19
55116 Mainz, Germany
phone: +49 6131 39-39043
fax: +49 6131 39-35326
e-mail: piotrowski at

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