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The Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad (OzCLO) started in 2008 in only two locations and has since grown to a na-tionwide competition with almost 1500 high school students participating in 2013. An Aus-tralian team has participated in the Interna-tional 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 or-ganisation of the competition (a National Steering Committee and Local Organising Committees for each region) and discusses the particular challenges faced by Australia (tim-ing of the competition and distance between the major population centres). One major fac-tor in the growth and success of OzCLO has been the introduction of the online competi-tion, allowing participation of students from rural and remote country areas. The organisa-tion 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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Teaching Natural Language Processing|
|Place of Publication||United States of America|
|Publisher||Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL 2013 51st) : Fourth Workshop on Teaching Natural Language Processing - Sofia, Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria|
Duration: 9 Aug 2013 → 9 Aug 2013
Conference number: 2013
|Conference||Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL 2013 51st)|
|Period||9/08/13 → 9/08/13|
Bow, C. (2013). Learning from OzCLO, the Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad. In Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Teaching Natural Language Processing (pp. 35-41). Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL).