North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad

Ages:High School

Type:Tournament

Category:STEM

Scope:National

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

The North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad 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.

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).

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:

naclo13org@umich.edu

Entry Fee:

This competition is open to students in High School.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

The North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad 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.

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).

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:

naclo13org@umich.edu

Entry Fee:

This competition is open to students in High School.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.