The ABBYY company, a leading provider of document recognition, document capture, is holding a student online ABBYY Cup contest together with the Codeforces and Saratov State University. We’ve been taken into account the feedback from the previous contest into consideration. So, this year’s contest will consist of two divisions.
If you belong to the second division on Codeforces, that is, if you’ve never participated in programming contest or have little experience of participating, then your best choice is to apply for participating in the second (easier) ABBYY Cup division. This division will have problems that are even easier than those given on ABBYY Cup 1.0. The first (and more difficult) division will be mainly interesting to the first division Codeforces participants, that is, to those who have considerable experience of sports programming.
We thank Gena Korotkievich for taking part in preparing the problem set.
Each division will contain 6 problems, each problem will cost 100 points. The official languages of the contest are C/C++, Pascal, C# and Java. You can submit problems on any languages that are supported by Codeforces. However, the jury does not guarantee that there exist full solutions in all languages from the list. Only fully passing a group of tests is counted. When contestants win the same number of points, the penalty time is counted by the ACM rules. Fully solving some group of tests is counted as submitting an ACM-problem and will determine the penalty time you get.
The second division contest starts on April 21, Saturday, at 6.00 PM. The contest duration time is 4 hours. The tests are split into two categories (easy and difficult), they are worth 30 and 70 points, respectively. These contests are officially available to those who is included in the Codeforces’ second division. The Codeforces’ first division users can take part in the second division out of competition.
The first division contest starts on April 28, Saturday, at 4.00 PM. The contest duration time is 5 hours (the problems are worth it :)). The tests are split into three categories (easy, moderate, difficult), they are worth 20, 30 and 50 points, respectively. Anyone regardless of their rating can participate in this contest.
The registration will start on April, 16 on ABBYY Cup official page!
We invite all participants to the ABBYY Open Day. There we will talk about our technologies and give awards there. The winners of the difficult division will be awarded valuable gadgets and will also receive compensation of their expenses spent on the road to Moscow and back. The date of the event will be announced later. You can read about the Open Day in ABBYY for the ABBYY Cup 1.0 winners on the site of the contest and in [user:Alex_KPR,2012-04-11]'s blog, who participated in the Olympiads and won it.
See you in ABBYY!