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[WS131] TheoreticAl and Computational MOrphology: New Trends and Synergies (TACMO)


Authors: Bruno Cartoni, Delphine Bernhard, Delphine Tribout

Title : TheoreticAl and Computational MOrphology: New Trends and Synergies (TACMO)

Nowadays, theoretical morphology witnesses a revival due to the emergence of new formalization frameworks, both for inflectional and lexical morphology: canonical morphology, approaches based on analogy, rule-based approaches, to name just a few. All these approaches can potentially shed new light on computational processing of morphology, either for parsing or generation. In parallel, new computational techniques (such as (un‑)supervised morphological acquisition) and formal frameworks bring a fresh look on morphological phenomena. Both domains tackle more or less implicitly the organization of the lexicon in general. The TACMO workshop aims at gathering these two facets of morphology ‑ computational and theoretical formalization ‑ in order to foster interactions and to highlight how both approaches benefit from each other. We mainly expect (but not exclusively) communication proposals on the following topics:

  • Inflectional, derivational and compositional morphology.
  • Problems raised by non affixal processes (templatic morphology, reduction and truncation, reduplication, blending and conversion)
  • Semantics-morphology interface and its role in the organization of the lexicon.
  • Syntax-morphology interface and its role in NLP systems.
  • Conception of lexical resources enriched with morphological information.

Talk proposals should especially focus on the innovative aspects of the formalization and/or its benefits for automation. For computational approaches, the focus should be put on the new perspective that the implementation can bring on morphological descriptions.

22.07.2013   10:30-12:00

Chair: Dunstan Brown

10:30 - 11:00 Natalia GRABAR et al.
French evaluative prefixes in translation: from automatic alignment to semantic categorization
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11:00 - 11:30 Ulrich HEID et al.
German compound participles: from corpus-based data acquisition to a dictionary for interactive use
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11:30 - 12:00 Yves SCHERRER
Continuous variation in computational morphology - the example of Swiss German
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22.07.2013   14:00-16:00

Chair: Natalia Grabar

14:00 - 14:30 Katharina EHRET
An information-theoretic approach to assess morpheme and construction complexity in English
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14:30 - 15:00 Vsevolod KAPATSINSKI
Morphological schema induction by means of conditional inference trees
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15:00 - 15:30 Athanasios KARASIMOS et al.
Predicting the unpredictable: the ALLOMANTIS experiment
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15:30 - 16:00 Paolo MILIZIA
Semi-separate exponence in cumulative paradigms. General properties exemplified by Ancient Greek verb endings.
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22.07.2013   16:30-18:30

Chair: Paolo Milizia

16:30 - 17:00 Gregory STUMP
Polyfunctionality and inflectional economy
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17:00 - 17:30 Dunstan BROWN et al.
Discovering classes in Tlatepuzco Chinantecan
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17:30 - 18:30 Bruno CARTONI et al.
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