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).

Recent News


September 02, 2020

Public defence of Wafia Adouane's doctoral thesis

Cordially welcome to the public defence of Wafia Adouane's doctoral thesis on Wednesday 2 September, at 17:00 online via Zoom. The title is…

July 15, 2020

AI agents can learn to communicate effectively

On top is an illustration of the language Tsafiki with six colour words. It is spoken by the Tsáchila people of Ecuador. The image below…

June 10, 2020

Using and comparing contextual embeddings across languages

Matthew Purver "Transferable skills: using and comparing contextual embeddings across languages" This talk will present ongoing work on the…


Directors and Administrator


Director of CLASP

Shalom Lappin

Shalom Lappin Professor of Computational Linguistics University of Gothenburg shalom.lappin@gu.se Emeritus Professor of Computational…

Associate Director

Stergios Chatzikyriakidis

I'm a Docent (=Associate Professor, Researcher) in Computational Linguistics and the Research Coordinator of the Centre for Linguistic…

Administrator

Susanna Myyry

I am the administrator of CLASP - a project within the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science (FLoV). My tasks involve…


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.