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NACLO 2013 at the University of Washington
The North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad
Do you enjoy solving puzzles? Are you interested in languages? Are you a middle or high school student (6th-12th grade) in the Seattle or Puget Sound area?
The North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO 2013) is an international contest in which high school students solve linguistic puzzles. Students learn about the diversity and consistency of language, while using logic skills to solve the problems. No prior knowledge of linguistics or other languages is necessary.
Professionals in linguistics, computational linguistics, and language technologies use dozens of the world's languages to create engaging problems for the Olympiad. The competition attracts top students, many of whom choose later on to study and work in the field. This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to experience a taste of natural language processing in the 21st century.
In the Seattle and Puget Sound area, NACLO is organized by the Department of Linguistics at the University of Washington. The local organizer is Jim Hoard. You can contact him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NACLO 2013 is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Army Research Lab, the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Michigan, the University of Pittsburgh Intelligent Systems Program, and the Carnegie Mellon Leonard Gelfand Center for Service Learning and Outreach.
University of Washington Department of Linguistics | Box 354340 Seattle, WA 98195-4340 | Phone: (206) 543-2046 | Fax: (206) 685-7978 | email@example.com