Center for the Study of Language and Information

Center for the Study of Language and Information

The Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI) is an independent research center at Stanford University. Founded in 1983 by philosophers, computer scientists, linguists, and psychologists from Stanford, SRI International, and Xerox PARC, it strives to study all forms of information and improve how humans and computers acquire and process it.

CSLI was initially funded by a US$15 million grant from the System Development Foundation (SDF) for the Situated Language Project, the name of which reflects the strong influence of the work on Situation Semantics by philosophers John Perry and Jon Barwise, two of the initial leaders of CSLI. This funding supported operations for the first few years as well as the construction of Cordura Hall. Subsequent funding has come from research grants and from an industrial affiliates program.

CSLI's publications branch, founded and still headed by Dikran Karagueuzian, has grown into an important publisher of work in linguistics and related fields. Researchers associated with CSLI include Ronald Kaplan, the mathematicians Keith Devlin (current Executive Director) and Solomon Feferman, the linguists Ivan Sag and Joan Bresnan, psychologist Herb Clark, B. J. Fogg and Clifford Nass.

CSLI produces the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.


*Jon Barwise 1983-1985
*John Perry 1985-1986, 1993-1999
*John Etchemendy 1990-1993
*Stanley Peters
*Byron Reeves
*Thomas Wasow 2006-

ee also

*Philosophy of information

External links

* [ CSLI's website]

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