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: November 25, 2022

Presented by: Alexander Clark from University of Gothenburg

Dendrophilia squared
Research Seminar

On: December 02, 2022

Presented by: Marco Kuhlmann from University of Linköping

Probing and Explaining Neural Language Models
Research Seminar

On: January 20, 2023

Presented by: Christian Hardmeier from University of Copenhagen

Research Seminar

On: January 27, 2023

Presented by: Djamé Seddah from Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris 4)

Research Seminar

On: February 10, 2023

Presented by: Sina Zarrieß from University of Bielefeld

Directors and Administrator

Director of CLASP

Shalom Lappin

Shalom Lappin Professor of Computational Linguistics University of Gothenburg Professor of Natural Language Processing…

Associate Director

Sharid Loáiciga

I'm a researcher in Computational Linguistics and the Associate Director of CLASP. I work in document-level NLP with a special interest in…


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.