The 2012 North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad at McGill

On February 2nd, the 2012 edition of the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO) took place. This is a contest for students in grades 6-12 in which they are invited to solve difficult linguistics problems.  The winners are eligible to represent North America at the International Linguistics Olympiad in Slovenia.

This year, forty-five universities and around a hundred high schools from the U.S. and Canada participated in the event.

A team of linguists from McGill and UQAM brought this event to Quebec for the first time. The competition took place at the Wendy Patrick Room, in Wilson Hall, at the McGill (downtown) campus.

The students report that they had fun trying to solve the problems, despite their difficulty.

We are eagerly waiting to get the results, and want to wish all participants the best of luck.

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