NACLO @ LASA
North American Computational Linguistics Open competition
2020 NACLO Open Round
Date: Thursday January 23, 2020
Register: NACLO website (select LASA – listed under High School Sites – as your testing location)
Time: Arrive by 8:30 a.m. for registration and seating. The test runs from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. For LASA students this is an excused absence.
Place: LBJ Theater at LASA/LBJ High School, 7309 Lazy Creek Dr., Austin, Texas 78724 (see picture at bottom)
Site coordinator: Rainer Mueller, LASA Computer Science Teacher ([email protected])
Site id: 402
What to bring: a couple of black pens (contest is free)
Look at: 2019 student handbook
The North American Computational Linguistics Open (NACLO) competition is a contest for U.S./Canadian high school and middle school students in which contestants compete by solving compelling and creative puzzles in linguistics and computational linguistics. Winners of NACLO are eligible to compete in the International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL), one of twelve international high school science Olympiads. No prior knowledge of linguistics or second languages is necessary.
In the Open Round of the competition on January 26, 2017, 1509 students from across the U.S. and Canada competed at more than 200 sites. The top 10% go on to compete in the Invitational Round. Finally the top finishers in the Invitational Round compete in the International Linguistic Olympiad. LASA student Evan Hochstein was selected as an alternate for the US team in 2017 – press release.