Viktor Schlegel

Hi, I am Viktor. Currently, I am a Lecturer at the University of Manchester. My research interests lie in Natural Language Understanding and Machine Reading Comprehension (MRC).

I am concerned with questions such as

  • What new NLP tasks can benefit from advances in MRC?
  • How can we robustly evaluate Natural Language Understanding in contemporary NLP?
  • How representative are NLP benchmarks of real-world application scenarios?

I obtained my PhD in Natural Language Processing at the University of Manchester, supervised by Dr Riza-Batista Navarro and Prof. Goran Nenadic. Prior to my PhD, I obtained my B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Computer Science at the University of Passau and I worked at Siemens ProductCERT in Munich.

Recent publications

  1. AAAI
    Semantics Altering Modifications for Evaluating Comprehension in Machine Reading
    Schlegel, Viktor, Nenadic, Goran, and Batista-Navarro, Riza
    In Proceedings of the Thirty-Fifth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2021
  2. EACL
    Is the Understanding of Explicit Discourse Relations Required in Machine Reading Comprehension?
    Wu, Yulong, Schlegel, Viktor, and Batista-Navarro, Riza
    In Proceedings of the 16th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics 2021
  3. LREC
    A Framework for Evaluation of Machine Reading Comprehension Gold Standards
    Schlegel, Viktor, Valentino, Marco, Freitas, André, Nenadic, Goran, and Batista-Navarro, Riza
    In Proceedings of The 12th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, LREC 2020, Marseille, France, May 11-16, 2020 2020
  4. arXiv
    Beyond Leaderboards: A survey of methods for revealing weaknesses in Natural Language Inference data and models
    Schlegel, Viktor, Nenadic, Goran, and Batista-Navarro, Riza
    arXiv:2005.14709 2020
  5. IUI
    Vajra: step-by-step programming with natural language
    Schlegel, Viktor, Lang, Benedikt, Handschuh, Siegfried, and Freitas, André
    In Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, IUI 2019, Marina del Ray, CA, USA, March 17-20, 2019 2019