Virtual NACLO at SBU
The Department of Linguistics, in collaboration with the Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS), will virtually host the 2021 North American Computational Linguistics Open (NACLO) on Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 10am to 1pm.
What is NACLO?
NACLO is a contest in which high-school students solve linguistic puzzles. In solving these puzzles, students learn about the diversity and consistency of language, while exercising logic skills. No prior knowledge of linguistics or second languages is necessary. Professionals in linguistics, computational linguistics and language technologies use dozens of languages to create engaging problems that represent cutting-edge issues in their fields. The competition has attracted top students to study and work in those same fields. It is truly an opportunity for young people to experience a taste of natural-language processing in the 21st century.