In 2013, the Workshop on Systems and Frameworks for
Computational Morphology (SFCM) took place for the third
time. SFCM 2013 was hosted by
Linguistics and Morphology Group at the Department of German
Language and Linguistics at the Humboldt-Universitšt in
SFCM brings 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
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, as described in the recently
published White Paper Series
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.
The keynote for SFCM 2013 has been given
by Georg Rehm of
DFKI Berlin and META-NET.
As for the previous two editions of SFCM, the
proceedings are published by Springer-Verlag in their Communications in Computer and Information Science series (CCIS 380).
The second edition, SFCM 2011, took place on August 26,
2011 in Zurich. The proceedings are published by Springer-Verlag
and Frameworks for Computational Morphology (CCIS 100).
of SFCM 2009 (September 4, 2009 in Zurich) were also published by Springer-Verlag (CCIS
On September 5, 2013 (i.e., on the day before SFCM), a workshop on
Corpus-Based Historical Linguistics took place at
Humboldt-Universitšt, in the same building as SFCM:
In the last couple of decades, historical linguistics has had the
opportunity to profit from an enormous growth of diachronic
corpora in a machine-searchable format. The possibility of
efficient search brings also a shift in research methodology,
which has not permeated the entire research community, yet. To
learn and appreciate this innovative methodological paradigm, the
workshop Corpus-Based Historical Linguistics has invited
historical linguists who stand at its frontlines.
For more information, please see
the Web site.