The Centre for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability (CLASP) focuses its research on the application of probabilistic and information theoretic methods to the analysis of natural language. CLASP is concerned both with understanding the cognitive foundations of language and developing efficient language technology. We work at the interface of computational linguistics/natural language processing, theoretical linguistics, and cognitive science.

CLASP is located in Gothenburg, Sweden at the University of Gothenburg. We are part of the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science (FLoV).


Research Seminar

On: February 21, 2024

Presented by: Amanda Wasielewski from Uppsala University

New Models for Art: Machine Epistemologies
Research Seminar

On: April 24, 2024

Presented by: Anna Rogers from IT University of Copenhagen

Research Seminar

On: May 08, 2024

Presented by: Alessandro Lenci from Università di Pisa

What do Large Language Models Know about Events and their Relations?


Chief Scientist

Shalom Lappin

Research Projects The Probabilistic Representation of Linguistic Knowledge ESRC Professorial Fellowship Research Project October 1, 201…

Coordinating Director

Sharid Loáiciga

I'm an Associate Senior Lecturer in Computational Linguistics and the Coordinating Director of CLASP. I work in document-level NLP with a…


Kaj Ailomaa

Kaj Ailomaa is a systems administrator at CLASP.

Funded By

CLASP is funded by a 10 year grant from the Swedish Research Council (2015-2025). The funding from the Swedish Research Council and GU grant allows recruitment of prof. Shalom Lappin, a senior lecturer, a researcher/project coordinator, 12 PhD and 9 postdoctoral research positions. The funding also provides means for workshops, conferences and visits of guest researchers to Gothenburg. CLASP will bring together researchers in theoretical linguistics, computational linguistics, logic, AI, cognitive psychology, and robotics.