Learning from OzCLO, the Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad

Estival, Dominique, Henderson, John, Laughren, Mary, Mollá, Diego, Bow, Cathy, Nordlinger, Rachel, Rieschild, Verna, Schalley, Andrea C., Stanley, Alexander W. and Mrowa-Hopkins, Colette (2013). Learning from OzCLO, the Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad. In: ACL 2013: 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Teaching Natural Language Processing. ACL 2013: 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Sofia, Bulgaria, (35-41). 4 -9 August, 2013.

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Author Estival, Dominique
Henderson, John
Laughren, Mary
Mollá, Diego
Bow, Cathy
Nordlinger, Rachel
Rieschild, Verna
Schalley, Andrea C.
Stanley, Alexander W.
Mrowa-Hopkins, Colette
Title of paper Learning from OzCLO, the Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad
Conference name ACL 2013: 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Conference location Sofia, Bulgaria
Conference dates 4 -9 August, 2013
Proceedings title ACL 2013: 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Teaching Natural Language Processing
Place of Publication Stroudsburg, PA, USA
Publisher Association of Computational Linguistics
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9781937284695
Start page 35
End page 41
Total pages 7
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad (OzCLO) started in 2008 in only two locations and has since grown to a nationwide competition with almost 1500 high school students participating in 2013. An Australian team has participated in the International Linguistics Olympiad (ILO) every year since 2009. This paper describes how the competition is run (with a regional First Round and a final National Round) and the organisation of the competition (a National Steering Committee and Local Organising Committees for each region) and discusses the particular challenges faced by Australia (timing of the competition and distance between the major population centres). One major factor in the growth and success of OzCLO has been the introduction of the online competition, allowing participation of students from rural and remote country areas. The organisation relies on the good-will and volunteer work of university and school staff but the strong interest among students and teachers shows that OzCLO is responding to a demand for linguistic challenges.
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