The North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO) is a 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. Winners of NACLO are eligible to compete in the International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL), one of twelve international high school science Olympiads. No prior knowledge of linguistics or second languages is necessary.
The NACLO consists of two rounds. The first round is open to all interested students. Top scorers in the first round will be invited to compete in the second round, to be held on Thursday, March 9, 2017. The first round is three hours long and the second round is four hours long. Visit the NACLO site for sample problems.
Students who would like to participate in the first round of the NACLO at CU-Boulder must register through the NACLO website. Select "University of Colorado at Boulder" as your testing location. There is no participation fee. Registered students will receive directions and other important information before the day of the contest.
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