NACLO 2024: North American Computational Linguistics Open Competition

University of Minnesota, Institute of Linguistics
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Event Date & Time
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Event Location
35 Jones Hall

27 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

The North American Computational Linguistics Open competition is a contest in which high-school students solve linguistic problems. In solving these problems, students learn about the diversity and consistency of language, while exercising logic skills. No prior knowledge of linguistics or second languages is necessary. Professionals in linguistics, computational linguistics, and language technologies use dozens of languages to create engaging problems that represent cutting-edge issues in their fields. The competition has attracted top students to study and work in those same fields. It is truly an opportunity for young people to experience a taste of natural-language processing in the 21st century.

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.

This year, the Institute of Linguistics at the University of Minnesota is hosting a site for participating students. You can find the host building, Jones Hall, on this map.

Contact Information

Institute of Linguistics, University of Minnesota,   
Parking and Transportation,

Open Round Registration 

Student registration deadline: January 22, 2024.   
Please register and select University of Minnesota for the site.

This round is open to all interested middle school and high school students (ages 13-18); its purpose is to identify strong contestants who will advance to the Invitational Round in March.

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