NEWS: BYU North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad 2018

Do you know a high school student (or younger) who may be interested in linguistics? Tell them about NACLO 2018 at BYU! NACLO is an abbreviation for the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad. It is a fun and educational contest for high school (and younger) students that has them solve linguistics problems drawn from a variety of languages (natural and artificial). Though no prior knowledge of particular languages or of linguistics is required, a good knowledge of logic, reasoning, and problem solving skills is helpful. The first round of NACLO competition is held locally at various locations in the U.S. and Canada. Students who score well on the test advance to a second invitational round of competition.

The Computational Linguistics Olympiad is a worldwide movement which began in Moscow in the 1960’s. The U.S. first entered the competition in 1998. Teams from many other places of the world, including a team of top-scoring students from NACLO, competed for the 2014 worldwide championship in Beijing, China.

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