Computational Linguistics Clubs
A Yearlong Computational Linguistics Curriculum
We provide a yearlong curriculum for high schools and universities across the world to implement in computational linguistics clubs. Here's how it works:
The Computational Linguistics Club program is open to any high school or university anywhere in the world!
About Our Curriculum
Our curriculum spans multiple sides of computational linguistics. We begin the year with the fundamentals--an introduction to the natural language processing field, followed by an introduction to concepts in linguistics, followed by primers on the Python programming language, the math required for machine learning, and data preprocessing techniques. After the introductory lessons, we alternate between two things: a series on computational linguistics algorithms and applications and a series called "CL + Society." The former covers the most widely used algorithms in NLP, including support vector machines, Naive Bayes, and various types of deep neural networks. Following this, we teach students how to apply those algorithms to the real world by building NLP applications--including chatbots, spam filters, translation systems, and more. CL + Society is a lesson series that places computational linguistics in a global perspective. We discuss research papers and articles that detail how computational linguistics is used to tackle social issues from fake news to cyberbullying.
Our curriculum also includes a mini-series on preparing for linguistics olympiads such as the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO).
Computational Linguistics for Your Computing Club
We also offer curricula for clubs that cover broader areas of computing or language (e.g. Computer Science Club, Artificial Intelligence Club, Programming Club, Machine Learning Club, Data Science Club, Linguistics Club, etc) that would like to incorporate computational linguistics into their meetings.
This program is open to any high school, middle school, or college anywhere in the world!
Present and Past Affiliated Clubs
LAHS Computational Linguistics Club
Los Altos High School, Los Altos, CA, USA
CrunchyZoo Linguistics Club
Shanghai World Foreign Language Academy, Shanghai, China
Saratoga High School IT Club
Saratoga High School, Saratoga, CA, USA
McMaster University Comp Ling Club
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
LWHS Comp Ling Club
Lick-Wilmerding High School, San Francisco, CA
SRVHS Computational Linguistics Club
San Ramon Valley High School, Danville, CA
Westdale Secondary School, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram, New Delhi, India
Aragon High School Comp Ling Club
Aragon High School, San Mateo, CA, USA
DVHS Computational Linguistics Club
Dougherty Valley High School, San Ramon, CA
Mt. Everest Academy Computational Linguistics Club
Mt. Everest Academy, San Diego, CA
CSUS Computational Linguistics Club
Crystal Springs Uplands School, Hillsborough, CA, USA
Hillsdale Hack Club
Hillsdale High School, San Mateo, CA, USA
Oujda Linguistics Club
Mohammed First University, Oujda, Morocco
STEM School Highlands Ranch Linguistics Club
STEM School Highlands Ranch, Highlands Ranch, CO, USA
Punahou Linguistics Club
Punahou School, Honolulu, HI