NeurIPS2022’s Natural Language for Optimization (NL4Opt) competition!

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Raymond Li

Jul 9, 2022, 4:17:15 AMJul 9
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We invite you to join our NL4Opt competition that will be part of NeurIPS2022. We have a novel never-before-seen NLP dataset in hopes of making optimization solvers more accessible and usable. The competition aims to allow non-experts to use optimization tools in their decision-making. This competition is split into two main tasks: NER and generation. We have provided baselines for each to kick-start your implementation. We will award a total of $22,000 USD evenly across the two tasks. 

We will also be hosting a workshop at the end of the competition and will be inviting experts and winners as podium speakers. Additionally, we plan to host poster sessions for participants to share their solution. 

The competition is tentatively from July 1st to October 15th with the submission portal opening on July 15th. We look forward to your participation – you can register ( and our organizers will be in touch with you shortly.

For more information regarding the competition details, schedule, eligibility, rules, FAQs, and to get started, visit our competition website linked below! Follow our social media and GitHub discussion forum to keep updated. If you have any questions, please take a look at the FAQ section of our website. For any unanswered questions, free to start the discussion on the GitHub forum.



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We look forward to your participation,

NL4Opt Organizers

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