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Mission Statement

The Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI) serves Stanford faculty and students who are engaged in research involving computational, logical, and stochastic modeling of cognitive functions and processes. CSLI was founded in 1983 by researchers from Stanford University, SRI International, and (the former Xerox) PARC.  At present, the eleven core and twenty-four affiliated Stanford faculty members and their students are concentrated in the departments of Psychology, Linguistics, Philosophy, Computer Science, and Communications, the School of Education, and the interdepartmental Symbolic Systems Program. The Center’s objective is to facilitate collaborations among these researchers and thereby amplify Stanford’s already considerable strengths in cognitive sciences. 

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