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FYI: Call for Site Hosts: 2012 NACLO

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        1.     Graham Morehead , Call for Site Hosts: 2012 NACLO

Message 1: Call for Site Hosts: 2012 NACLO
Date: 27-Oct-2011
From: Graham Morehead <gmpangeon.com>
Subject: Call for Site Hosts: 2012 NACLO
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Call for site hosts: North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad

Help shape the Linguistics Community of the future – become a host
site for the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad

Contest dates:
Round 1: Thursday, February 2 2012
Round 2: Tuesday, March 13 2012

Please respond:
As soon as possible, but no later than December 15, 2011.


Over the last five years close to 100 high schools and more than 30
universities in the United States and Canada hosted more than 1000
students annually in this competition. The success of NACLO depends
on the collaborative efforts of many volunteers in the linguistics and
computational linguistics communities. At this point you can participate

1. Hosting a 'site' for the Open Round of NACLO on February 2, 2012.
2. Serving on a NACLO committee.
3. Suggesting problems to be used in future Olympiads.

Hosting a site involves inviting high school students from your area to
your university on February 2, 2012. You will proctor the contest for
three or four hours, and send the contestants' solutions to the judges.

We invite all linguists and computer scientists working within the
framework of Computational Linguistics to serve on a NACLO

Committees in need of members at this point are:
-Home Team: Liaises with universities around the country.
-Program Committee: Creates and grades puzzles.
-Sponsorship Committee: Works with sponsors for the event.

Challenging and engaging problems are the centerpiece of NACLO. If
you have any ideas for new problems, please contact us. Guidelines
for problem creation are at:


Thank you very much for your help in raising the profile of linguistics
among school students. Please contact the organizing team members
if you have questions or would like to participate.

General questions and volunteering: Lori Levin, lslcs.cmu.edu

Suggestions for competition problems: Dragomir Radev,

Becoming a university site host: naclo12orgumich.edu

You can find more information about NACLO, such as sample
problems, registration deadlines and registration forms, at:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

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