DeriMo 2021

Third Workshop on Resources and Tools
for Derivational Morphology
Nancy, 9-10 September 2021



The Third International Workshop on Resources and Tools for Derivational Morphology will be held on September 9 and 10, 2021 and is organized by the ATILF lab (UMR 7118 "Analyse et Traitement de la Langue Française", CNRS & Université de Lorraine) of the University of Lorraine.

The 2021 edition of the workshop will continue the discussion on language resources and tools for derivational morphology (and, more generally, on word formation) started in DeriMo 2017 (Milan, Italy) and continued in DeriMo 2019 (Prague,Czech Republic).

Important announcements

  1. The deadline has been extended to May 3, 2021.
  2. Due to the uncertain national health situation, we do not know how travel to and from France will be able to proceed, nor do we know how the restrictions on meetings will change in early September. For these reasons, DeiMo 2021 will be held entirely online.
  3. Thanks to our colleagues from UFAL, an extended version of a selection of the talks presented at the workshop will be published in the Prague Bulletin of Mathematical Linguistics (PBML).

DeriMo 2021 will provide an international platform for presentation of new developments in existing word-formation resources and for introduction of recently created ones. A debate is expected on all aspects of creation of these resources, from technical solutions to linguistic decisions on which word-formation processes and how they are modelled in the resource. DeriMo 2021 wants to cover modern as well as ancient languages and welcomes approaches with a potentially multi-lingual focus. Availability of appropriate tools is considered essential not only for the resource development but also for potential use of word-formation data in both Natural Language Processing and linguistic descriptions. Another goal of DeriMo 2021 is to bring the state-of-the-art approaches to modeling word-formation closer to current linguistic accounts of word formation. Presentations of any type of linguistic research into word formation are expected to contribute to a discussion on usage and usability of available resources and tools. Linguistic insights into the phenomena that are modeled in the word-formation resources may indicate directions of future research, whether with language-specific, cross-lingual, multi-lingual, or typological perspectives.


DeriMo 2021 aims to cover a wide range of topics. Submissions are invited for presentations featuring high quality, previously unpublished research, both completed and ongoing, with an emphasis on novel approaches, methods, ideas, and perspectives, whether descriptive, theoretical, formal or computational. In particular, the topics to be addressed in the workshop include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • language resources for word-formation either of individual languages, or with a multi-lingual focus,
  • representation of word-formation processes in the resources (models based on base-derivative pairs, paradigmatic models, or other representations),
  • enhancement of word-formation resources with other features (e.g. semantic categories in affixation, classification of compounds),
  • linking word-formation resources with other types of annotation (e.g. syntactic, semantic),
  • application of (semi-)automatic methods in modelling word formation,
  • tools for creating, searching etc. of word-formation resources,
  • data-based linguistic research in any aspect of word-formation (of individual languages, with contrastive or comparative focus, diachronic perspectives etc.),
  • theoretical accounts of word-formation issues.

Proceedings will be published, open-access, in time for the workshop.


We are honored to announce that Prof. Sebastian Padó (University of Stuttgart, Germany) and Prof. Richard Huyghe (Université de Fribourg, Switzerland) have accepted our invitation to give plenary talks at the DeriMo 2021 workshop in Nancy.


  • Extended deadline for long abstract submission: May 3, 2021
  • Notification of acceptance: June 10, 2021
  • Registration open: Julye 1, 2021
  • Final papers due (camera-ready): August 20, 2021
  • The workshop: September 9-10, 2021


We invite to submit long abstracts describing original, unpublished research related to the topics of the workshop. Abstracts should not exceed 5 pages (references included).

The language of the workshop is English. All abstracts must be submitted in well-checked English.

Abstracts should be submitted in PDF format only. Submissions have to be made via the EasyChair page of the workshop at Please, first register at EasyChair if you do not have an EasyChair account.

The style guidelines to follow for the paper can be found here:

Please, note that as reviewing will be double-blind, the abstract should not include the authors' names and affiliations or any references to web-sites, project names etc. revealing the authors' identity. Furthermore, any self-reference should be avoided. For instance, instead of "We previously showed (Brown, 2001)...", use citations such as "Brown previously showed (Brown, 2001)...".

Each submitted abstract will be reviewed by three members of the program committee.

The authors of the accepted abstracts will be required to submit the full version of their paper, which may be extended up to 10 pages (references included).


The oral presentations at the workshop will be 30 minutes long (25 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions and discussion).


  • Fiammetta Namer (UMR 7118 ATILF CNRS & Université de Lorraine, Nancy)
  • Stéphanie Lignon (UMR 7118 ATILF CNRS & Université de Lorraine, Nancy)
  • Nabil Hathout (UMR 5263 CLLE CNRS & Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, Toulouse)
  • Magda Ševčíková (ÚFAL, Charles University, Prague)
  • Zdeněk Žabokrtský (ÚFAL, Charles University, Prague)


  • Olivier Bonami (France)
  • Bruno Cartoni (Switzerland)
  • Georgette Dal (France)
  • Nicola Grandi (Italy)
  • Pius ten Hacken (Austria)
  • Richard Huyghe (Switzerland)
  • Eleonora Litta (Italy)
  • Silvia Luraghi (Italy)
  • Francesco Mambrini (Germany)
  • Rafael Marín (France)
  • Claudia Marzi (Italy)
  • Fabio Montermini (France)
  • Sebastian Padó (Germany)
  • Renáta Panocová (Slovakia)
  • Marco Passarotti (Italy)
  • Vito Pirrelli (Italy)
  • Jan Radimský (Czech Republic)
  • Franck Sajous (France)
  • Andrew Spencer (UK)
  • Pavol Štekauer (Slovakia)
  • Pavel Štichauer (Czech Republic)
  • Marko Tadic (Croatia)
  • Delphine Tribout (France)
  • Salvador Valera (Spain)