Speaker confirmed, location update, reminders

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!

Some reminders:

  • 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
8:55-9:00: instructions
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.  

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Announcing NACLO Milwaukee 2019

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!

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A few glitches won’t stop NACLO Milwaukee 2018

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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See you Thursday morning!

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


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NACLO coming up Thursday 1/26 (next week)

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!

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NACLO 2017 takes place Thursday January 26, 2017

Milwaukee-area high school students and teachers:

Join us for the eleventh annual North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad on Thursday January 26, 2017.
NACLO consists of interesting puzzles, which grow your mind by developing key thinking skills that students rarely learn about in high school but which are central in today’s world and which are highly transferable to a wide range of technical and non-technical majors in college.

Students get to spend a morning stretching both the analytical and the creative sides of their mind. Students who do especially well earn the chance to compete in a finals round that selects students for international competition.

More information can be found at www.nacloweb.org, and you can register now at www.nacloweb.org/register_student.php .

Open the doors to inspiring new academic and career opportunities by giving NACLO a try!

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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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