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: October 11, 2023

Presented by: Christopher Potts from Stanford University

Causal abstraction for faithful, human-interpretable model explanations
Research Seminar

On: October 25, 2023

Presented by: Claire Gardent from LORIA, CNRS and Université de Lorraine

Research Seminar

On: November 08, 2023

Presented by: Noortje J. Venhuizen from Tilburg University

Research Seminar

On: November 15, 2023

Presented by: Staffan Larsson from University of Gothenburg

Research Seminar

On: November 21, 2023

Presented by: Alex Warstadt from ETH Zürich


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…


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.