Workshop on Systems and Frameworks for Computational Morphology
sfcm2009 > Program


We will have three sessions with talks. The time slot for each talk will be 30 minutes, including discussion. The talks will be recorded (audio, video, and presentation) and made available after the workshop. 

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

The workshop will end with a discussion about the current situation in computational morphology (with a focus on German) or general frameworks and their suitability for real world applications. We will discuss aspects of evaluation of morphology systems and possible future competitions or tasks.


  • 08:00 Registration, coffee and snacks (“Gipfeli”)
  • 09:00 Opening
  • 09:15 Session 1 (3 talks)
    • Using Ranked Semirings for Representing Morphology Automata
      (Thomas Hanneforth)
    • JSLIM – Computational Morphology in the Framework of the SLIM Theory of Language
      (Johannes Handl, Besim Kabashi, Thomas Proisl and Carsten Weber)
    • Word Manager 
      (Pius ten Hacken)
  • 10:55 Break
  • 11:20 Session 2 (3 talks)
    • Morphological Analysis Using Linguistically Motivated Decomposition of Unknown Words
      (Stephan Bopp and Sandro Pedrazzini)
    • HFST Tools for Morphology and Corpus-based Lexeme Ranking
      (Krister Lindén, Miikka Silfverberg and Tommi Pirinen)
    • Morphisto – Service-Oriented Open Source Morphology for German
      (Andrea Zielinski, Christian Simon and Tilman Wittl)
  • 13:15 Lunch
  • 14:30 Demo session
    • fsm2 – A Scripting Language for Creating Weighted Finite-State Morphologies
      (Thomas Hanneforth)
    • HFST Tools for Morphology – An Efficient Open-Source Package for Construction of Morphological Analyzers
      (Tommi Pirinen)
    • Morphological Analysis of German with JSLIM
      (Johannes Handl, Besim Kabashi, Thomas Proisl and Carsten Weber)
    • Morphisto
      (Andrea Zielinski, Christian Simon and Tilman Wittl)
    • Word Manager
      (Pius ten Hacken)
  • 16:00 Break
  • 16:20 Discussion
  • 17:20 Closing
  • 19:30 Dinner at pizzeria Il Postino

The workshop will take place at room 2.A.01 at the University of Zurich, Binzmühlestrasse 14.