Peter Ljunglöf

Universitetslektor / Associate professor / Senior lecturer


Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology
S–412 96 Gothenburg, Sweden


+46 (0)31–772 1065




My main interest is language technology, i.e., how to get computers to understand human language. At the moment I am mostly into grammar formalisms in a very general sense: How we can use grammars to specify and encode more information than just linguistic syntax.


Currently I am involved in the research projects MUSTE, Previously I have been involved in the research projects NLTK, REMU, GRASP, Lekbot, SubTTS/Pratmakaren, FraCaSBank, MOLTO, DICO, TRIK, TALK, TRINDI, INDI, and SDS.


The University of Gothenburg has a list of my publications, including some unpublished work and presentations, most of them downloadable.


All open-source software I have been working on the past years can be found on Github.



Apart from occasional lectures on a number of courses, I am or have been responsible (sometimes partly) for the following undergraduate and graduate courses:

Data Structures (2011–2012, 2019–), Artificial Intelligence (2013–2018), Natural Language Processing (2011), Programming for NLP (2010), Information Refinement (2009), Language Theory: Syntax (2009), Semantics (2008), Dialogue Systems (2008), Laboratory Course in Language Technology (2008), Computational Syntax and Semantics (2007–2009), Natural Language Processing (2008), Project Course in Language Technology (2007, 2009), Thesis Seminars (2005–2007), Parsing Methods (2005), Parsing Algorithms (2002–2006), Logic Programming (1999–2001).

PhD students

I am currently supervising PhD students Herbert Lange (started 2015) and David Bamutura (started 2016). I was assistant supervisor for PhD student Håkan Burden (finished 2014).


I have supervised the following masters students, most of them in various language technology areas:

Christel Nyberg (2001), Håkan Burden (2005), Martin Johansson (2006), Johanna Lidskog (2007), Agne Frisch and Martin Stenberg (2008), Johan Behrenfeldt (2009), Martin Hammarstedt and Jonatan Uppström (2010), Achilleas Katsaros (2011), Robin Persson (2012), Apostolos Apostolidis (2013), Benjamin Glass and Rajsekhar Iyer (2013), Cuicui Sun (2013), Marcus Tillander (2014).


I live with my wife Saga and our two children Signe and Elis. The rest you can ask me about when we meet.

saga signe elis