North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad

Ages:High School

Type:Tournament

Category:STEM

Scope:National

Registration Opens
Sep 7, 2019 12:01am
America/Los_Angeles

NACLO is a contest in which high-school students solve linguistic puzzles. In solving these puzzles, students learn about the diversity and consistency of language, while exercising logic skills. No prior knowledge of linguistics or second languages is necessary. Professionals in linguistics, computational linguistics and language technologies use dozens of languages to create engaging problems that represent cutting edge issues in their fields. The competition has attracted top students to study and work in those same fields. It is truly an opportunity for young people to experience a taste of natural-language processing in the 21st century

August 12, 2019 - The dates for the 2020 contest are January 23 (open round) and March 5, 2020 (invitational round).

September 7, 2019 - Registration for 2020 has started.

Solve Linguistic puzzles in a quiz format at a host university or high school location. There are two rounds:

  1. Open Round: The open round is open to all interested middle school and high school students; its purpose is to identify strong contestants who will advance to the Invitational Round.
  2. Invitational Round: The problems in this round are harder than the Open Round problems. The purpose is to select national winners, who will be eligible to participate in the international competition, The International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL).
You should expect 6-8 problems during the Open Round and 7-10 (generally harder) problems in the Invitational Round.

Score based on the number of correct questions.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: http://www.nacloweb.org/

Managing Organization: University of Michigan

Contact:

naclo20org@umich.edu

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
For U.S. and Canadian high school students. To participate in NACLO, you must satisfy all of the following criteria: - You have never been enrolled as a full-time college or university student. - You must be less than 20 years old on the first day of the IOL, whose dates are on ioling.org - You are a citizen of the US or Canada or a student in a secondary school in the US or Canada. - You are available to take the test at one of the times it's offered. - You can either take the test at a registered university site or find a teacher or librarian who can run a high school site as specified elsewhere.

Registration Opens
Sep 7, 2019 12:01am
America/Los_Angeles

Overview

NACLO is a contest in which high-school students solve linguistic puzzles. In solving these puzzles, students learn about the diversity and consistency of language, while exercising logic skills. No prior knowledge of linguistics or second languages is necessary. Professionals in linguistics, computational linguistics and language technologies use dozens of languages to create engaging problems that represent cutting edge issues in their fields. The competition has attracted top students to study and work in those same fields. It is truly an opportunity for young people to experience a taste of natural-language processing in the 21st century

August 12, 2019 - The dates for the 2020 contest are January 23 (open round) and March 5, 2020 (invitational round).

September 7, 2019 - Registration for 2020 has started.

Process

Solve Linguistic puzzles in a quiz format at a host university or high school location. There are two rounds:
  1. Open Round: The open round is open to all interested middle school and high school students; its purpose is to identify strong contestants who will advance to the Invitational Round.
  2. Invitational Round: The problems in this round are harder than the Open Round problems. The purpose is to select national winners, who will be eligible to participate in the international competition, The International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL).
You should expect 6-8 problems during the Open Round and 7-10 (generally harder) problems in the Invitational Round.

Criteria

Score based on the number of correct questions.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: http://www.nacloweb.org/

Managing Organization: University of Michigan

Contact:

naclo20org@umich.edu

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
For U.S. and Canadian high school students. To participate in NACLO, you must satisfy all of the following criteria: - You have never been enrolled as a full-time college or university student. - You must be less than 20 years old on the first day of the IOL, whose dates are on ioling.org - You are a citizen of the US or Canada or a student in a secondary school in the US or Canada. - You are available to take the test at one of the times it's offered. - You can either take the test at a registered university site or find a teacher or librarian who can run a high school site as specified elsewhere.

Deadlines

Registration Opens
Sep 7, 2019 12:01am
America/Los_Angeles