DeriMo 2023

Fourth Workshop on Resources and Tools
for Derivational Morphology
Dubrovnik, 05-06 October 2023

Call for papers

First call for papers

The Fourth International Workshop on Resources and Tools for Derivational Morphology (DeriMo 2023) will be held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, on October 5 and 6, 2023, at the Centre for Advanced Academic Studies (CAAS). The workshop is organized by the Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb and Croatian Language Technologies Society.

The Dubrovnik 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) and DeriMo 2021 (Nancy, France, held online).

DeriMo 2023 will provide an international platform for the presentation of new developments in existing word-formation resources and for the introduction of recently created ones. A debate is expected on all aspects of the creation of these resources, from technical solutions to linguistic decisions on which word-formation processes and how they are modeled in the resource. DeriMo 2023 wants to cover modern as well as ancient languages and welcomes approaches with a potentially multi-lingual focus. The availability of appropriate tools is considered essential not only for resource development but also for the potential use of word-formation data in both Natural Language Processing and linguistic descriptions. Another goal of DeriMo 2023 is to bring the state-of-the-art approaches to modelling 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 modelled in the word-formation resources may indicate directions of future research, whether with language-specific, cross-lingual, multi-lingual, or typological perspectives.


DeriMo 2023 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 Submissions are invited for presentations featuring high-quality, previously unpublished research, both completed and ongoing, with an emphasis on novel approaches, methods, ideas, and perspectives, whether descriptive, theoretical, formal or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.

Invited speaker

We are delighted to announce that Stela Manova (University of Vienna, Austria) has accepted our invitation to give plenary talk at the DeriMo 2023 workshop in Dubrovnik.

Important dates

  • Deadline for long abstract submission: 12 June 2023
  • Extended deadline for long abstract submission: 26 June 2023 3 July 2023 17 July 2023
  • Notification of acceptance: 1 August 2023
  • Registration open: 7 August 2023
  • Final papers due (camera-ready): 18 September 2023
  • Early registration closed: 5 September 2023
  • The workshop: 05-06 October 2023

Instructions for submission

We invite you 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 programme 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).

Oral presentations

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

Programme committee chairs


  • Matea Filko (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia)
  • Krešimir Šojat (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia)
  • Fiammetta Namer (UMR 7118 ATILF CNRS & Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France)
  • Stéphanie Lignon (UMR 7118 ATILF CNRS & Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France)
  • Nabil Hathout (UMR 5263 CLLE CNRS & Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, Toulouse, France)


Programme committee members


  • Marco Angster (Croatia)
  • Olivier Bonami (France)
  • Nicola Grandi (Italy)
  • Pius ten Hacken (Austria)
  • Eleonora Litta (Italy)
  • Stela Manova (Austria)
  • Claudia Marzi (Italy)
  • Fabio Montermini (France)
  • Sebastian Padó (Germany)
  • Marco Passarotti (Italy)
  • Vito Pirrelli (Italy)
  • Ingo Plag (Germany)
  • Jan Radimský (Czech Republic)
  • Magda Ševčíková (Czech Republic)
  • Jan Šnajder (Croatia)
  • Pavel Štichauer (Czech Republic)
  • Marko Tadić (Croatia)
  • Salvador Valera (Spain)
  • Zdeněk Žabokrtský (Czech Republic)