NACLO 2014 in Los Angeles

The North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad is a contest in which high-school students solve linguistic puzzles. In solving the problems, 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 the world's 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. This is truly an opportunity for young people to experience a taste of natural-language processing in the 21st century. The winners of the second round will be eligible to represent North America at the International Linguistic Olympiad.

The USC Information Sciences Institute in Marina del Rey, CA is pleased to host NACLO in the Los Angeles area for 2014. Please note that ISI is not located at the USC University Park campus downtown! For more information please contact David Chiang.

The Open Round will be held on Jan 30, 2014 from 9am to 12pm. Please arrive by 8:15am. Here is how to get to the ISI site (4676 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292):

  1. From the 405 freeway: take the CA-90 W ramp toward Marina Del Rey and go 2.5 mi.
  2. The freeway will end and turn into an ordinary street. Turn left at Mindanao Way and go 0.3 mi.
  3. Turn right at Admiralty Way and look for the parking entrance, which is the second right turn, just before the second (north) white tower.

  4. You may park in either the parking lot or in the attached parking structure. Please remember to bring your parking ticket with you to be validated.
  5. Go to the south tower (at the corner of Admiralty Way and Mindanao Way) and take the elevator to the 10th floor.
  6. A volunteer will meet you in the 10th floor lobby and take you to the exam room.