EACL 2014 Tutorial:
Describing Images in Sentences

April 27, EACL 2014, Gothenburg, Sweden
Julia Hockenmaier


The ability to associate images with natural language sentences that describe what is depicted in them is a hallmark of image understanding, and a prerequisite for applications such as sentence-based image search. The purpose of this tutorial is to give researchers in natural language processing an overview of the issues involved in automatic image description, and to introduce them to vision tools and ideas they can use for this purpose.


Part 1: 1up, 9up
Part 2: 1up, 9up


Part 1: Image description (1.5 hours) This part will introduce the audience to the task of sentence-based image description. Part 2: Brief Introduction to Computer Vision for NLP (1.5 hours) This part will provide an overview of standard computer vision tools and data sets that can be useful for automatic image description, including: low-level visual features, kernel methods, image segmentation, object recognition, scene recognition.