North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO)

Date: February 2, 2012 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location:Michigan Union, Wolverine Room

The North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO) is an annual competition in which high school students solve linguistics problems drawn from a variety of languages. Only logic and reasoning skills are necessary; no prior knowledge of particular languages or of linguistics is required. You can see examples of the sort of problems involved here.There is an Open Round in which anyone can participate. Those who do well in the open round are invited to participate in a second, Invitational Round, and the top scoring students in the invitational round are considered for spots on the US team that competes at the International Linguistics Olympiad.

The home page for NACLO is

NACLO is run by faculty members at the University of Michigan and Carnegie-Mellon University.

See for more information.