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

August 25, 2021

Seminar by Sharid Loáiciga from University of Potsdam

Cordially welcome to a seminar by Sharid Loáiciga on Wednesday 25th of August, at 13:15 online via Zoom. Title: "TBA" Abstract: "TBA" Time…

June 09, 2021

Seminar by Adam Poliak from Barnard College

Cordially welcome to a seminar by Adam Poliak on Wednesday 9th of June, at 14:00 online via Zoom. Title: "Exploring Reasoning Capabilities…

June 02, 2021

Seminar by Richard Johansson and Lovisa Hagström from Chalmers University of Technology

Cordially welcome to a seminar by Richard Johansson and Lovisa Hagström on Wednesday 2nd of June, at 13:15 online via Zoom. Title…

Directors and Administrator

Director of CLASP

Shalom Lappin

Shalom Lappin Professor of Computational Linguistics University of Gothenburg 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…


Jenny Nilsson

I am the stand-in administrator for Susanna Myyry. My tasks involve helping out with any administration related to CLASP - a project within…

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.