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North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad

Open Round: January 25, 2018 at 10:00am in William T. Young Library

The Open Round of the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO) will be hosted locally from 10:00am until 1:00pm on Thursday, January 25th in the Alumni Gallery of William T. Young Library on the main campus of the University of Kentucky.  Please register at the main NACLO web site if you are interested in participating!  The NACLO site also has many practice problems and sample problems from previous years to hone your skills on.  Driving (and parking) directions for visitors are available.  For visitors from within Lexington, campus is on LexTran route #14.

Register Today!

The North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO) is an annual competition in which high school students solve linguistics problems drawn from a variety of languages.  Only logic and reasoning skills are necessary; no prior knowledge of particular languages or of linguistics is required. Example of problems from previous years are available for you to try out.

There is an Open Round in which anyone can participate. Those who do well in the open round are invited to participate in a second, Invitational Round, and the top scoring students in the invitational round are considered for spots on the US team that competes at the International Linguistics Olympiad.


Invitational Round: March 8, 2018


The home page for NACLO is:

NACLO is run by faculty members at the University of Michigan and Carnegie-Mellon University.


How do I participate?

The Open Round competition takes place at contest sites across the country. The University of Kentucky Linguistics department is one of the contest sites. This year, the Open Round will take place on January 25th, 2018 on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington.  You can register as a student with NACLO to participate!