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November 2, 2018

Math department offers national competition in computational linguistics for high school students

Submitted by Natasha Rozhkovskaya

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The mathematics department continues and extends its long-established outreach traditions by offering workshops and competitions to local school students of all ages.

For the first time, the department will host the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad, or NACLO, on Jan. 24, 2019. 

NACLO is a national contest for U.S. and Canadian high school students. Contestants compete by solving compelling and creative puzzles in linguistics and computational linguistics. Requiring no previous knowledge of linguistics, languages, or computing, these puzzles can be solved by analytic reasoning alone, and serve as a fun introduction to a new field of linguistics, cryptography and mathematics. Winners of NACLO are eligible to compete in the International Linguistics Olympiad, one of twelve international high school science Olympiads.

Participation in the competition is free. Read more information about the competition.

Other competitions organized by mathematics department include American Math Competition — AMC 8 and AMC 10/12 — Manhattan Mathematical Olympiad, USA Math Kangaroo Competition, and Girls' Adventures in Math. Additional information on these olympiads can be found online