North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad at Kansas State University
NACLO is a national contest for U.S. and Canadian high school students. Contestants compete by solving compelling and creative puzzles in linguistics and computational linguistics. Requiring no previous knowledge of linguistics, languages, or computing, these puzzles can be solved by analytic reasoning alone, and serve as a fun introduction to a new field of linguistics, cryptography and mathematics. Winners of NACLO are eligible to compete in the International Linguistics Olympiad, one of twelve international high school science Olympiads.
More details at the national NACLO site
Registration is here. Participation is free. Registration for NACLO 2019 opens in Fall 2018 and ends one week before the competition date.
Handbook. Download rules and other information from NACLO 2019.
Dates of Competition
Open round takes place January 24, 2019 - check the NACLO site for the update.Test will take place in the first half of the day and will last for 3 hours.
Invitational round for top performers in the open round is March 7, 2019.
K-State Competition Location
The NACLO open competition is organized by Math Circle Seminar and Math Department of Kansas State University. The site location will be on Manhattan K-State campus. More details on the building, room and time - TBA.
Practice problems and solutions here.
For more information on K-State site contactNatalia RozhkovskayaAssociate Professorrozhkovs@math.ksu.edu