Tenth Annual NACLO!

This Thursday January 28, 2016, is the occasion of the tenth annual North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad.
Bring your black pens and white-out, and get ready for your brain to be tickled!

Our welcome speech this year will be given by Prof. Susan McRoy, Professor of Computer Science, sharing some of her current research applying computational linguistics to real world problems. We’re glad Prof. McRoy can join us this year, not only because her projects are interesting, but also because she’ll be away on sabbatical next year — so it’s time to seize the opportunity to pick her brain while she’s still here.

Results will be posted in stages through the months of March and April. If you qualfy for the invitational round, you will be notified by e-mail about in early March, before the invitational round takes place on March 10.

In any case, enjoy the puzzles!

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NACLO 2016: Thursday January 28

Registration is open for the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad for 2016.  As usual, the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee will host a site, at EMS E-250, 3200 N. Cramer St., Milwaukee.

Register at www.nacloweb.org and tell your math, English, and foreign language teachers to spread the word!

We’ve had several students from Milwaukee advance to the invitational round, including a top 20 finisher.  Does anyone want to get together at UWM to train together and try to get onto the national team that will compete in the International Linguistics Olympiad?  If so, reply to naclomilwaukee2013 (sorry, using a previous year’s address) @ gmail.com

Possible times for training sessions include Monday or Wednesday evenings, or Saturday or Sunday afternoons.


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countdown to NACLO!

NACLO will be taking place in just a few days now!

If you want to prepare with your friends, see the practice problems at http://nacloweb.org/practice.php.

If you would like a linguist to help you prepare for next year, let us know (see the e-mail address in the previous post).

The location and time are confirmed:
Place: UW-Milwaukee, EMS building, Room E-250 (E for East), same place as always.
Time: The test begins at 9:00 and ends at noon. Please arrive between 8:30 and 8:45 to sign in and get instructions (some changes this year).

If you bring a snack make sure it is very unobtrusive — e.g. banana or grapes, soft un-crumby bread, or an unspillable drink. It would be great if you can bring correction fluid or correction tape (ideally marked with your name). Most importantly, though, please bring a few good black pens.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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NACLO 2015 January 29 (Thursday morning) 9-noon

The North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad will take place Thursday morning January 29, 2015. The location is still being finalized but will likely be at UWM (EMS E-250 at 3200 N. Cramer St.).
Please consider participating — no experience or background is necessary, and we had a top 20 finisher last year. We are trying to arrange for representatives from local industries to speak about career opportunities in computational linguistics after the contest, over lunch.
For more information, contact naclomilwaukee2013 (sorry, using a previous year’s address) @ gmail.com
Register for the contest at http://www.nacloweb.org .

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Here we go NACLO — and private Tolkien showing!

Good morning!
We’re all excited to bring you NACLO today.
Any NACLO participant who is able to, we encourage you to attend a private showing of the Tolkien exhibit that will focus on the linguistic aspects of Marquette’s Tolkien archives.
The showing will take place at 1:00 pm in the Special Collections area of Marquette’s Raynor Library at 1355 W. Wisconsin Avenue.
Best wishes, and keep track of your registration number (which you will receive at the door)!

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NACLO 2014 what to bring: important

You will be writing with BLACK PEN so that the pages can be scanned legibly. Please bring your own BLACK PEN(s).
If you can bring your own CORRECTION TAPE or correction fluid, that would be greatly appreciated.

The host sites will be providing blank paper to use as scratch paper.

You may bring a quiet snack such as a banana or seedless clementine (no crunchy wrappers please!).

Your teacher will give instructions if you should bring something for lunch.

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2014 NACLO: Thursday, January 30, 9am-noon

We’re getting ready for NACLO 2014, taking place on Thursday morning January 30, from  9am to noon.   

To register, visit http://www.naclo.cs.cmu.edu/reg_student.php

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