NACLO @ Union College 2022

North American Computational Linguistics Open Competition

What is it?

NACLO, the North American Computational Linguistics Open Competition is a fun (and educational!) contest for U.S. and Canadian high school and middle school students in which contestants compete by solving compelling and creative puzzles in linguistics and computational linguistics. No previous knowledge of linguistics, languages, or computing is required. The puzzles can be solved by analytic reasoning alone, and serve as a fun introduction to the field of (computational) linguistics. The puzzles are created by professionals in linguistics, computational linguistics and language technologies, who use dozens of languages to create engaging problems that represent cutting edge issues in their fields.

Winners of NACLO are eligible to compete in the International Linguistics Olympiad, one of twelve international high school science Olympiads.

Who can participate?

If you are a high-school or middle school student (grades 6-12) in the US or Canada, you are invited to participate. No previous knowledge of linguistics, languages, or computing is required. Participation is free. Please contact us at striegnk@union.edu if you have any questions.

When is it?

Round 1 (Open): Thursday, January 27 2022.
Round 2 (Invitational): Thursday, March 17 2022.

Where is it?

Both rounds will be held at Union College.

How do I register?

Register on the main NACLO registration page.

How do I prepare?

You can find practice problems here.

I have some more questions

You can find more information at the main NACLO web site and in the NACLO handbook.

Feel free to contact the local organizers at Union College.

Kristina Striegnitz (striegnk@union.edu)
Nick Webb (webbn@union.edu)

For more general questions about NACLO contact naclo20org@umich.edu.

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