Natural Language Processing (NLP) is at the core of many tools young people use in their everyday life . High school curricula (in Italy) do not include any computational linguistics education . The workshop takes the form of a game in which participants play the role of machines needing to solve some of the most common problems a computer faces in understanding language . Participants are guided through the workshop with the help of instructors, who present the activities and explain core concepts fromcomputational linguistics. The workshop was presented at numerous outlets in Italy between 2019 and 2021, both face-to-face and online. The workshops were presented at various outlets inItaly between 2019 to 2021, with students aged between 13 and18 years . The workshops are expected to be presented at several outlets in the future .

Author(s) : Ludovica Pannitto, Lucia Busso, Claudia Roberta Combei, Lucio Messina, Alessio Miaschi, Gabriele Sarti, Malvina Nissim

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