Dominic Seyler


I am a Ph.D. student in the computer science department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where I am part of the Text Information Management and Analysis Group led by Prof. ChengXiang Zhai. My research interests are at the intersection of Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning.


A Study of Feature Construction for Text-based Forecasting of Time Series Variables
Y. Wang*, D. Seyler*, S. Karmaker, C. Zhai
CIKM 2017 (To Appear)

Knowledge Questions from Knowledge Graphs
D. Seyler, M. Yahya, K. Berberich
ICTIR 2017 (To Appear)

KnowNER: Incremental Multilingual Knowledge in Named Entity Recognition
D. Seyler, T. Dembelova, L. Del Corro, J. Hoffart, G. Weikum
arXiv:1709.03544 [cs.CL]

Automated Question Generation for Quality Control in Human Computation Tasks
D. Seyler, M. Yahya, K. Berberich, O. Alonso
In Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Web Science, pp. 360-362.
ACM WebSci 2016.

Generating Quiz Questions from Knowledge Graphs
D. Seyler, M. Yahya and K. Berberich
In Proceedings of the 24th International World Wide Web Conference, pp. 113-114.
WWW 2015.

Question Generation from Knowledge Graphs
D. Seyler
Master’s thesis (advised by Prof. Klaus Berberich, Prof. Gerhard Weikum)


August 2016 – current:
Ph.D. student in Computer Science at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

April 2013 – October 2015:
M.Sc. in Computer Science at Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany

October 2009 – February 2013:
B.Sc. in Applied Computer Science at University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern, Germany

Research Experience

August 2016 – current:
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Research Assistant

May 2017 – December 2017:
IBM Research
Research Intern – Cognitive User Experience Lab

January 2016 – June 2016:
Max Planck Institute for Informatics
Research Associate

June 2013 – December 2015:
Max Planck Institute for Informatics
Research Assistant

Teaching Experience

Fall 2017:
CS 510: Advanced Information Retrieval (Prof. ChengXiang Zhai)
Teaching Assistant