The North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO)


Thursday, January 29th, 2015 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM


University College room 288, Western University

The North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO) is a linguistics competition featuring an assortment of language and logic problems for high-school students of all experience levels. This year's NACLO open round will be on Thursday, January 29, from 10am-1pm. UWO will be one contest site.

To prepare for the competition, an extensive list of resources can be found at

You should take advantage of the NACLO online practice system, which automatically scores your solutions to give you feedback. Helpful problems include: Cameroon Pidgin English (2014), Waorani Numbers (2012), Axolotl in the Water (2011), Swallow the Salt (2011), and Lost in Yerevan (2010).

To discuss the above practice problems, we will hold a Skype "drop in" video conference for NACLO prep, or in-person drop-in for those who don't have exams and do have the ability to travel to UWO campus on the days we've selected:
Thursday, January 22nd from 10-12:30; and
Tuesday, January 27th from 10-1 pm
at University College 288

For the NACLO contest and/or for prep sessions, interested students and their teachers should confirm their own participation by e-mailing as soon as possible.