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Winners of the fifth annual North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad announced. More than a thousand high school students from across the USA and Canada recently competed in the fifth annual North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO). The top scorers of NACLO are eligible to represent their countries at the Ninth International Olympiad in Linguistics (IOL), which will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in late July. This will be the first time the United States has hosted the IOL, and it will be the first time Canada will send its own team to the international competition, joining the 23 nations that have participated in previous IOLs. The United States has competed in the IOL since 2007, sending two teams of four students each year. In the past four years, its students have won 17 medals, including 3 gold medals. Its teams have won the team portion of the competition 3 times and have won or tied for highest combined score on individual rounds in two of those years. The NACLO competition included two rounds. In early February, 1039 students took part in the open round at more than 100 university and high school locations. Approximately 125 students with the highest scores from the US and the top 10 students from Canada then advanced to the invitational round, held on March 10 th , which featured significantly harder questions. Top winners include: Student From Took NACLO at Daniel Mitropolsky Oakville, Ontario Appleby College Aaron Klein Brookline, MA Brandeis University Duligur Ibeling Maple Grove, MN Wayzata High School Wesley Jones Germantown, TN University of Memphis Morris Alper Palo Alto, CA Stanford University Erik Andersen Sunnyvale, CA San Jose State University Allan Sadun Austin, TX The Liberal Arts and Science Academy Zixiao Wang Cherry Hill, NJ University of Pennsylvania David Jaffe Chicago, IL Northeastern Illinois University Mikayla Bactad Carmel, CA San Jose State University Arjun Srinivasan Herndon, VA Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (VA) Alexander Wade Reno, NV The Davidson Academy of Nevada Ophir Lifshitz
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  • Association of American Universities, NaClO, The Linguistics

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