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CSE hosts 2010 North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO)

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering hosted the first round of open competition of the 2010 North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO) on Thursday, February 4, 2010. Over 40 high school students from the DFW Metroplex took part in this competition.

NACLO is an educational competition in Computational Linguistics, the science of designing computer algorithms to solve linguistic problems. It challenges students to develop strategies for tackling problems in fascinating real languages and formal symbolic systems.

Rada Mihalcea, Associate Professor, and Genene Murphy, Student Assistant, supervised this event, along with Carmen Banea, Samer Hassan, and Ben Leong. Hakan Ceylan, Michael Mohler, and Ravi Sinha also helped set up.

Samer Hassan supervised one group in F204.
Rada Mihalcea and Ben Leong at the registration table.
Carmen Banea supervised another group in F223.

Photos taken by Genene Murphy.