In 2013, the Workshop on Systems and Frameworks for Computational Morphology (SFCM) took place for the third time. SFCM 2013 was hosted by the Corpus Linguistics and Morphology Group at the Department of German Language and Linguistics at the Humboldt-Universitšt in Berlin.
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 categories.
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 by META-NET. 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 under the title Systems and Frameworks for Computational Morphology (CCIS 100). The proceedings of SFCM 2009 (September 4, 2009 in Zurich) were also published by Springer-Verlag (CCIS 41).
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.
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