We’re looking forward to seeing you at the North American Computational Linguistics Open (formerly Olympiad) very soon now!
We have a couple of great faculty from UWM’s Linguistics department coming to share their excitement about all the possibilities in the field.
Some of our people, for instance, are working with middle and high school students to revitalize Native American languages. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Linguistics is a winner, for social impact and for 21st century careers.
Please remember to bring black pens and white-out. You can also bring whatever other writing implements you wish. If you bring snacks, they should be quiet and non-messy.
The room number at UWM is EMS E-250, at 3200 N Cramer St., Milwaukee. Please come between 8:30 and 8:40. The speakers will begin at 8:45, the reading of the instructions begins at 8:55, and the test itself begins at 9:00. Students who finish early should arrange to be supervised by a teacher until the test ends at noon.
Welcome to NACLO 2020 — our tenth year offering the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad in Milwaukee! It will take place Thursday morning January 23, with registration from 8:30-8:45 am, a speaker from 8:45-8:55, instructions from 8:55-9:00, and the problem-solving from 9:00 to noon.
This is your chance to exercise your creativity in new ways during school hours and earn the chance to compete internationally. We have regularly had finalists from among the Milwaukee contestants, and we expect this year to be no different. Previous contestants are now attending colleges such as Harvard and MIT, and several have gone into fields related to computational linguistics, inspired by their experience with NACLO.
As usual, the location at UWM will be EMS E-250, and there will be signs from the street to the room.
Please register as soon as you can (preferably before the end of December). The registration site is at nacloweb.org; look on the right hand side of the page under “Quick Links” and click on Student Registration. Follow the instructions there.
Please e-mail with any questions or comments. You may contact us via gmail to our username of n a c l o m i l w a u k e e 2 0 2 0 .
Computational linguistics skills are the key to many of today’s top careers. Come enjoy them and have some fun at the same time!
Our speaker next week at NACLO will be Prof. Jacques duPlessis, who has had a broad-ranging and interesting career in language and technology. He will share some of what he has done, including projects with international social impact. We are thrilled to have him join us at NACLO.
He has worked not only in education, but also in the business world, the legal world, and the technology world.
Among his projects: an online grammar generator that helps you explore new languages, open courseware for languages that are not commonly available in schools and universities, textbook authoring, and a small business (translation company). We hope you will enjoy his insights as much as we have.
If you are interested in communicating further with any past or present NACLO presenter, please let us know and we will follow up!
- Please bring your own writing instruments, including at least one black pen and correction fluid/ribbon. You are welcome to bring pencils and erasers for your own use, but the answer sheets need to be written dark enough to scan clearly, thus the official recommendation for black pen.
- You may bring snacks as long as they are quiet and not distracting to others.
- If you are driving, please reserve plenty of time to find parking. The EMS parking garage and the Cunningham surface lot are the closest places to park and may have a few spaces at available at that hour. If not, the Union parking garage is open to the public and tends to have more space.
Thursday January 24
8:30-8:45: arrive and sign in
8:45-8:55: Jacques duPlessis speaks
9:00-noon: contest takes place
UWM Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Building
Room E-(E for East)-250
3200 N. Cramer Street, Milwaukee, WI 53211
Please note: the Marquette site has been consolidated to UWM.
Welcome to NACLO 2019 in Milwaukee, taking place Thursday morning January 24, with registration from 8:30-8:45 am, a speaker from 8:45-8:55, instructions from 8:55-9:00, and the problem-solving from 9:00 to noon.
We are looking forward to meeting new linguists from across town and hearing more perspectives on why they do linguistics, as well as the chance to spend a morning exercising your creativity in a way that you don’t usually get to do in school.
This year, UWM welcomes back Marquette as a co-host.
The location at UWM will be EMS E-250 as usual, and the location at Marquette is TBA. Everyone should register under “University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee” and instructions will be posted here about where you should go. Location assignments will depend on room size and the number of students registering from each school or individual registrations.
Please register as soon as you can (preferably before winter break) so that we can get an accurate picture of how many people are coming and whether we need to reserve additional rooms. The registration site is at nacloweb.org; look on the right hand side of the page under “Quick Links” and click on Student Registration. Follow the instructions there.
We look forward to hearing from you with any questions or comments. You may contact us via gmail to our username of
n a c l o m i l w a u k e e 2 0 1 9 .
Linguistics careers are booming, especially for computational linguists. Come see what it’s like!
Right around the same time that NACLO registrations at UWM hit capacity, the main NACLOweb.org website went down. We are all now getting ourselves together again and finding overflow space so that we can accommodate everyone who would like to come. Registration is at NACLOweb.org and will be open again shortly. If you run into problems, contact us at the gmail account n a c l o m i l w a u k e e 2 0 1 8 .
Remember to bring black pen and white-out. A soft dark pencil and eraser might also be fine, but if it doesn’t scan dark enough for the judges to read, your answers won’t be able to be scored. So black pen is safest. A quiet non-messy snack is also fine.
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Time: 8:30 am-noon, Thursday January 26
Location: 3200 N. Cramer St., Engineering and Math Sciences Building, Room E-250 (up the elevator: head in the 10:00 direction (forward and to the left) into the northeast corner of the building. Reserve time to find a parking spot.
Bring: writing utensil that scans well, e.g. black pen; and correction fluid/ribbon; quiet snack optional
Guest speaker: Anne Pycha, linguist and coder at UWM
The NACLO competition is coming up next Thursday, in the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Building, East wing, Room 250 (EMS E-250). Come between 8:30 and 8:45 am to check in; you’ll be done by noon. Bring a black pen or other writing implement that will scan well, and correction fluid. You can bring a snack as well.
Make sure you are registered at http://nacloweb.org at least 24 hours ahead of time!