The Centre for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability (CLASP) focusses its research on the application of probabilistic and information theoretic methods to the anaysis 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.
The centre 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.
Shalom Lappin's research is in computational linguistics with a focus on the application of probabilistic models to issues in syntax, semantics, and grammar induction. He is currently the director CLASP.