What is it?
The 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.

Where is it?
Brandeis Lab for Linguistics and Computation (
BLLC) has been hosting the Greater Boston Area competition for three years at Brandeis University.

When is it? Open Round:
January 30, 2014

When is it? Invitational Round:
March 13, 2014, 9:00-3:00 pm.