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


March 03, 2021

Seminar by Xudong (Tony) Hong

Cordially welcome to a seminar by Xudong (Tony) Hong on Wednesday 3rd of March, at 13:15 online via Zoom. Title: "Visual Storytelling…

February 24, 2021

Seminar by Vlad Maraev from University of Gothenburg

Cordially welcome to a seminar by Vlad Maraev from the University of Gothenburg on Wednesday 24th of Fberuary, at 13:15 online via Zoom…

February 03, 2021

Seminar by Axel Almquist from University of Gothenburg

Cordially welcome to a seminar by Axel Almquist from the University of Gothenburg on Wednesday 3rd of February, at 13:15 online via Zoom…


Directors and Administrator


Director of CLASP

Shalom Lappin

Shalom Lappin Professor of Computational Linguistics University of Gothenburg shalom.lappin@gu.se Professor of Natural Language Processing…

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.