NACLO 2016 @ Illinois
The North American
Are you interested in
language(s)? Do you enjoy solving puzzles?
Are you a high school student
(8th-12th grade) in the Champaign-Urbana area or Central Illinois?
The North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO)
is an international contest in which high-school students solve linguistic puzzles. In
solving the problems, 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 the world's 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. This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to experience
a taste of natural-language processing in the 21st century.
- Registration: We request that students register by January 14, 2016. Late registration is allowed until January 27, 2016 at noon PST. Walk-in registration will be available the morning of the contest, space permitting.
- First Round: Thursday, January 28 from 9am-noon in Siebel Center, Room 3403
The first round of the competition takes place on Thursday, January 28 from 9am-noon in the Siebel Center for Computer Science, 210
N. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801. Contestants are recommended to arrive 15-20 minutes early. To get to room 3403, enter the building from the east (Goodwin) side and take the elevator to the third floor; turn left and follow the (short) hallway to reach 3403.
- Second Round (Invitational Round): Thursday, March 10th from 9am-1pm in Siebel Center, Room 3102.
The second round will take place on Thursday, March 10th from 9am-1pm. Top performers from the first round will be invited to participate.
In central Illinois, NACLO is organized by the department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois. We anticipate that all local events will take place in the Siebel
Center for Computer Science, 210 N Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801.
The local organizer is Julia Hockenmaier from the
University of Illinois. You can contact organizers by email at
NACLO 2016 is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Linguistic Society of America, the North American Chapter of the
Association for Computational Linguistics, Yahoo, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Michigan, the University of Pittsburgh Intelligent Systems Program, and many other generous individuals and departments.
Copyright © 2008 Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.