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The North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad is happy to announce the results of the 2013 invitational round.US Team Selection:
The top four contestants in the invitational round, Darryl Wu of Washington, Aaron Klein of Massachusetts, Max Schindler of Missouri, and Alex Wade of New Hampshire, are invited to the first American team for the ILO.
The next four contestants, Tom McCoy of Pennsylvania, Rebecca Burks of California, Jeffrey Ling of California, and Erik Andersen of California, will be invited to the second American team.
Those eight students, and additional alternates at the jury's discretion, will be invited to online team practices for the ILO. If any of the top eight choose not to come to the ILO, alternates will be invited.
Canadian Team Selection:
In addition, the top four Canadians, Jordan Ho, Janis Chang, Daniel Lovsted, and Sabrina Ge, all of Ontario, will be invited to the Canadian team. They are also invited to the online team practices.
The International Linguistics Olympiad:
All US and Canadian team members are invited to participate in the International Linguistics Olympiad in Manchester, England on July 22-26, 2013. NACLO is currently raising money for the trip and will contact team members and their parents about travel arrangements.
Best Solution Awards:
The jury recognizes Michelle Noh for the best solution to problem I, Evgenia Nitishinskaya for the best solution to problem K, Tom McCoy and Julian Gau for the best solutions to problem L, and Kenny Smith for the best solution to problem P.
All *ROUND 2* results are here:RESULTS
The booklets will be posted later today.
You can retrieve your *ROUND 1* scores from the 2013 competition below:RETRIEVE SCORE
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This 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 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.
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