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Welcome to the Wiki of the SIGFSM, the ACL Special Interest Group on Finite-State Methods
to facilitate the sharing of information on all aspects of Finite-State Methods in Natural Language Processing
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SIGFSM — ACL SIG on Finite-State Methods

See also SIGFSM.


  • FSMNLP 2011 / CIAA 2011 in Blois, France
    • Prior FSMNLP workshops: Pretoria (2009), Ispra (2008), Potsdam (2007), Helsinki (2005), Budapest (2003), Helsinki (2001), Ankara (1998), Budapest (1996)
  • Participation to related meetings/events encouraged: SIGMORPHON, ATANLP, WATA, CIAA, ...

Elected officers (Spring 2010 - Spring 2012)

  • President: Anssi Yli-Jyrä, Treasurer: Thomas Hanneforth, Secretary: Laurette Pretorius

Other representatives

  • The non-elected posts are appointed by the President, Treasurer and Secretary after hearing the SIG members.
  • International Advisory Committee: Matthieu Constant (Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France), Colin de la Higuera (Nantes University, France), Lauri Karttunen (Stanford University, USA), Kevin Knight (USC/Information Sciences Institute, USA), András Kornai (Harvard University, USA & Budapest Institute of Technology, Hungary), Andreas Maletti (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain), Jakub Piskorski (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw), Bruce W. Watson (University of Pretoria, SA & Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands), Menno van Zaanen (Tilburg University, The Netherlands), Lynette van Zijl (Stellenbosch University, SA) + the elected officers
  • Resource Manager(s): Thomas Hanneforth (web site, mailing list etc.) + other volunteers
  • Liaison Representative in ACL Meetings: Andreas Maletti (2011), Anssi Yli-Jyrä (2010), Jason Eisner (2009)


  • There is a mailing list (contact Thomas Hanneforth)
  • Planned: Workshop proceedings to the ACL Anthology (we wait permissions from publishers)
  • Planned: Bibliography